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Method harmonization and improvisation

Chapter 18: The blues

The blues (jazz ancestor) is a music style handed down verbally from father to son and is played by ear. This chapter proposes some of the main tools for understanding various forms of this very diversified style.

  • The blues scale (major and minor) and the function of it’s notes
  • The« blues » eight notes
  • The chords used in blues
  • The structure (sequence) of the traditional blues
  • The various chord extensions linked up with « jazz » blues
  • Exercises applied to the instrument.