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Musical Theory Abound!!!

 #7356  by wisedyes
 Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:42 am
Try the mixolydian modes, or plain old minor pentatonics work well also.

 #7390  by BlobWeird
 Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:30 pm
I personally wouldnt play mixolydian over this tune at all...Id play the major scale, Pentatonics (switch between major and minor) and arpeggios. oh and if used correctly the blues scale would sound nice
 #8862  by RichSpaulding
 Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:01 am
If you add the major and minor pentatonic scales together, you get a mixolydian scale plus the flat 3rd. There's a lot of blues licks that use these notes. You can also add the flat five as another "blue note". Using the notes in each chord and moving chromatically to them is also useful.