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So, I was in youtube an then a video pop up, it was called "blues scale", and I inmediatly fell in love with that scale.

So I wanted to compose something with a bluesy fell. Did I got it?.

It is no finished, this 10 measures were composed in around 10 minutes.

Any comments are apreciated.

 

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This is actually quite nice. I think you got it. Study up on blues structure to get a better vibe for it -but I think you're on the right track!

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47 minutes ago, jawoodruff said:

Study up on blues structure to get a better vibe for it

Agreed. Especially the purpose and standard nature of the semitones within the collection.

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I would say it is important to adjust the accidentals within the music, as some appear beneath the note, often being quite confusing to read. Of course this won't be a problem if the musician is reading the tablature, but still it must be corrected.

I do quite like it, but it doesn't feel really that bluesy to me. Is sounds quite pop-ish in is essence, while a blues guitarist soloes over it, which isn't bad at all.

On 1/25/2020 at 1:22 AM, jawoodruff said:

Study up on blues structure to get a better vibe for it

Perhaps studying isn't the only route. I find that in the popular culture, listening and playing is often more important. As a fusion guitarist, I often studied improvisation, and blues players would mostly study improvisation only. I mean, at least the ones in the past, maybe not anymore.

Also, if you haven't done it yet, please listen to Steve Morse. He is a "virtuoso of the virtuosos", and is quite a great composer. He implements counterpoint into his music quite a lot, while still sounding really like blues/rock'n'roll.

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Perhaps some of those  accidental bluesy notes are best written as grace notes.

Don't take it for granted, there are several blues scales: pentatonic, heptatonic, nonatonic...

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