Question by Per Nielsen
Or is it just in the “turnaround” were you can play for example Galt (Ab melodic minor) on the VI cord (in bar 8 of Bb blues)?
In bar 10 (Bb blues) were you play F7 – can you play F7 alt(Gb melodic minor)?
This is a very nice question … and YES! to all of the above. It depends on what you want to hear.
If you want to ‘mess up’ with the IV chord right away, this gives a sound of the tonic being melodic minor (for instance in Bb blues we have IV as Eb7 … so Eb7(#11), the lydian dominant, has Bb melodic minor has parent scale.) This can be interesting, depending on the context.
The VI chord, as discussed in one of my YouTube video, is a fertile ground for playing all sorts of altered dominants … or even the diminished scale. See this video:
I hope this helps, let me know if you have further questions.
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