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Using the Blues Scale on a Minor 9 Chord

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 190
Pages: 1 2 3

Sounds pretty good, don't you think? The min7(9) chord is often used in funk. The example below shows a classic funk progression where a Imin7-IV7 groove is repeated over and over again. In the key of D minor, we can add some different natural tensions to turn the Dmin7 into a Dmin7(9) and the G7 into a G7(13). Our D blues scale works great over both of these chords, to which the example will attest:
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