Griff Hamlin | Blues Scale Tone Functions and Working The 3rd
A lot of people might call these the "intervals" of the blues scale, but these aren't intervals to me because they don't involve a distance between 2 notes...Instead, I think of every note of a scale as an actor, having a role to play in the overall performance. That role, as you will see in today's video, is determined by how you decide to look at a given group of notes. So if you find that you tend to blindly just play through the box patterns, and you aren't always aware of which note you're on... try this and see if you can't become more aware of what effect your note choice is having. In particular, knowing how to work the 3rd can have some really big effects on your sound because of the role of the 3rd. So I'll discuss that particular adjustment in the video.