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Using the Blues Scale on a Minor 9 Chord

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 130
Pages: 1 2 3

We can create another repeating 2 chord progression in D minor, but using a Latin style this time. In this case, I've chosen the bVImaj7 as my second chord. In the key of D, this chord is Bbmaj7. However, since I'm using Dmin7(9) as the first chord, I can add the 9th of my Dmin7(9), which is an E, to my Bbmaj7 chord, which turns it into a Bbmaj7(#11). The E on the Bbmaj7 is its #11 tension, and thus, is what turns the Bbmaj7 into a Bmaj7(#11). Again, for both of these chords, our D blues scale works just swimmingly...
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