Talkin' Blues: Chromatic Phrasing
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The standard structures for blues guitar melodies are a combination of pentatonic scales and arpeggios (chord tones), but more often than not, blues phrases also contain some "in-between" notes, or chromatic tones.
Well-placed chromatics lend the phrasing both energy and sophistication, but the obvious question is, how do you manage all of those extra notes? The answer: stick firmly to your resolutions.
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