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April 23, 2015 | Alternate Minor Blues

We've covered more sophisticated, jazzed up 12 bar blues patterns in major keys. Most likely you have experimented, but have you ever gone into the cool variations on minor blues?

In addition to the more pure traditional minor (and a spiced up version), there's an alternate, and a modal version. We introduced these in our February 2011 Mandolin Sessions article, but here they are in the key of D minor:

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Enjoy!

Further Fun:
Minor 7th Chord streams up the neck
Applying Turnarounds
Secondary Dominants
Webtracks

Posted by Ted at April 23, 2015 1:03 PM


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