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How to make a Jazz Blues Scale

Here's how to make a Jazz blues scale.

First you need to figure out your major scale using these steps:


CHART 1

  1. C b
  • G 1 F
  • D 2 Bb
  • A 3 Eb
  • E 4 Ab
  • B 5 Db
  • F# 6 Gb
  • C# 7 Cb

CHART 2

  • Sharps ------------>
  • F C G D A E B
  • <------------ Flats


TO WRITE C MAJOR SCALE YOU MUST:

  • 1. WRITE THE SCALE IN ASCENDING ORDER
  • A B C D E F G A
  • 2. LOOK AT CHART 1 FOR THE NUMBER OF SHARPS OT FLATS
  • A MAJOR HAS 2 SHARPS
  • 3. LOOK AT CHART 2 TO SEE WHAT IS SHARP OR FLAT
  • F,C, AND G ARE SHARP
  • 4. ADD THE SHARPS OR FLATS TO THE SCALE
  • A B C# D E F# G# A

To make it a Jazz scale you use these notes:

  • Root, flat 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, flat 7th, 8th.
  • A C D Eb E G A

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