In this lesson Frank Gambale focuses on spicing up the Blues improvisation! This lesson is especially designed for intermediate to advanced. We analyse and transcribe a Frank Gambale blues solo.

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Look really closely at the A7 and then the Eb7. Sign up now to receive 3 free Blues video lessons from Frank Gambale.

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The scale is Eb Lydian b7 or A Super Locrian depending on which root is used to visualize the chord change. The course is from Beginner to Advanced.

For students who do the course from the beginning, they will be completely ready for this part! Another name for Lydian b7 could be Mixolydian 4. This lesson is especially designed for intermediate to advanced guitar players. The 3rd of the A7 becomes the b7 blued the Eb7 and the 3rd of the A7 becomes the b7 of the Eb7, weird huh?


OK then, what bluss can we use for this passing Eb7? Georges – March 26, at Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Also, make sure to gamble at his complete course This and successive chapters are for you folks!

The precise name is A7 with a 5 and a b9, A7 5b9. Eb Lydian b7 is the 4th mode of Bb Melodic Minor. Notice also that these two chords are basically the same except for the root.

Thank you so much for sharing this frnk — you make me want to play guitar — some of the new stuff is so syntetic and boring — this is organic and real guitarstuff. Now some might say, well, the scale for the Eb7 should simple be the Eb Mixolydian, or just play and Eb Blues scale for 2 beats and be done with it. Why make such a fuss? Same as Bb Major scale with a minor bluees.


Notice how the G and C swap roles between the A7 and Eb7. This Lydian b7 is so much fun to use it becomes infectious. What I am about to say applies hambale to the Eb7 going into the 2nd bar too.

Spice Up your Blues Playing with Frank Gambale

One of the first slippery and outside things I like to do is based on something that happens all the time while playing in the standard blues chord progression, but very few musicians act upon what the chords suggest when they play the single lines in a solo. As I mentioned before, a lot of musicians play an Eb7 right before the D7 up a half step or one fret.

The 7th position Melodic Minor is where many altered dominant chords are such as 7 5b9. Hope you and I live when my guitar and keyboard inventions reach the market. Best from Johan Schock.

What I am talking about happens between the 1st chord of the Blues and the second chord of the Blues namely between the A7 and the D7 chords. Notice that the only difference is that the Lydian b7 keeps the A natural, which, after all, is the original root key of this Blues progression, so, it gakbale sounds more connected and better retaining the A instead of playing an Ab.

You may have already noticed that the only thing that changed was the bass note. This excerpt is from Part 10 of the 12 part course, a point in the course where Frank launches off into more advanced concepts.


Ricardo Eisenhut – March 26, at 2: Hans Van Even – February 19, at Tom S drank March 26, at Both these chords have the same parent scale. Johan Schock – February 20, at 2: When the bass moves a tritone or b5th away to A, it becomes frahk A7 altered chord. Yes, you could do that but there is a scale that represents the move much better. Make sure to download the Guitar Pro tabs to learn the licks along with the videos.

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Before I answer that I want to share one more informational gem! Juca Bala – March 28, at 7: I have covered a lot of that material and so now, for those of you who think, well, what other stuff can I do in a Bluesy way that is not necessarily straight up Blues?

I will make the Eb7 into an Eb9 that will make it even clearer what is going on here. Chris – May 30, at 3: The 4th and the 7th of Bb Melodic Minor are the notes Eb and A, which are the roots of the two chords we are studying.

The 4th position is standard dominant chords such as 9th.