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Empirism  
11 Feb 2010 03:53 | Quote
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I have couple questions about this.

Am I right that blue note is one semitone lower than thirds, fifths and sevenths?

Do this count to other scales than major scales too?

Thanks
Empirism
EMB5490  
11 Feb 2010 08:21 | Quote
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i think the blue note is only a semitone lower then the 3rd... but it may be more im not sure now
carlsnow  
11 Feb 2010 09:19 | Quote
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"Blue Note" = Flatted-5th (b5) or Sharp 4 (#4) [same]
(as well as my favorite Jazz Label, Blue Note Records!...due to the "Blue Note" being so prominent in Bop, BeBop, and Hard-Bop-etc Jazz compositions and improvisations)
enough Blue Note History Carl ... answer the question!

anyways ...

IE:

take the "blues" scale
( god i loath that silly terminology! )

the "blues" scale = a minor pentatonic scale with an added note(s) in the form of a b5 and its octave.

add to straight-Maj and it looks like..
1 2 3 4 b5 5 6 7....
or
1 2 3 4 #4 5 6 7....

most folks deffer to the sharp-4 > #4 as it is usually easier to read when using tab..
1 2 3 4 b5 5 6 7-etc is much harder to READ than
1 2 3 4 #4 5 6 7-etc by the simple fact that b5 5 looks more confusing than 4 #4 when reading faster than a word a min.

Dig?


RAWK!
Cs


AlexB  
11 Feb 2010 09:53 | Quote
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Carl is right! Also it sounds awesome if applied correctly, I use it all the time and has become part of my personal style now :)
EMB5490  
11 Feb 2010 10:50 | Quote
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o right, semitone less then the 5th. duh.
Empirism  
11 Feb 2010 11:53 | Quote
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Cool, thanks for the great reply Carl.

@Alex
Yeah, it's sound was the reason I got hooked to it. Gotta go do some studies again :)

Thanks for replies.
Empirism
BodomBeachTerror  
11 Feb 2010 13:43 | Quote
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it can sound cool if you throw the flat 5th into the major/minor scale modes as well


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