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Mastering the Dominant Pentatonic Sound over a Blues

BySteve Neff

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"Mastering the Dominant Pentatonic Sound over a Blues" is an exciting new improvisational concept I have been working on over the last few years.  The origins of this concept came from a lick that I picked up somewhere along my musical journey that I used quite regularly on an F7 chord.  I can't even remember where I got this line from but it is a hip and modern sounding line that I absolutely love that uses the pentatonic scale of F,G,A,C and Eb over an F7 chord. I thought that if I dug this line so much, why don't I try to use the concept it originates from over the whole blues progression and see where that leads. I began writing down a variety of patterns using the dominant pentatonic scale and applying them to the blues progression as well as tri-tone substitutions on a blues. I was shocked by how transformed my lines sounded over a 12-bar blues.  I was playing ideas and lines I had never played before in over 40 years of playing the saxophone.  The lines sound intervallic, flowing and modern.  This book is a 444 page collection of my work on this dominant pentatonic concept and includes 52 blues exercises in all 12 keys.  I think you will find it as transformational as I have.      Steve Neff PS. Contact me through the contact form and send me your Lulu receipt and I can send you the link to the digital materials that go with the book as well.


Publication Date
Mar 24, 2023
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Steve Neff


Coil Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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