The rock and roll riff is a great way to really add energy and excitement to your rock n roll tunes. In this example we will explore it in a moveable pattern which means you will need to use some bars but the basic pattern is the same. Today we will look at adding the rock n roll roff over a 12 bar blues in the key of C major. . .
The blues minor scale is a six-note minor scale. It is built from the pentatonic minor scale, which contains a diminished fifth, or the famous "blue note". It is typically used mainly in the blues (major or minor) but also in plenty of modern Rock and Pop.
The pentatonic minor is a scale of only five notes that is often used in Blues, Pop, and Rock. After learning your major and minor scales, the pentatonic minor scale is the next scale to explore. It is composed of all the same notes of the minor scale (relative to it's major scale), except without the 2nd and 6th notes...
The shuffle rhythm is a great way to really get your songs rocking. In the video example below I am playing a 12 bar blues patter in the key of C which consists of 3 chords that fall in the 1, 4, 5 position of the scale = C, F & G.
RELATIVE MAJOR & MINOR SCALES
The relative minor scale is widely used in improvisation because it allows more ideas for solo-ing. So read on to find out why they are related...