Re: Jamming with country players

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Posted by SlipKid on September 09, 2002 at 21:26:37:

In Reply to: Jamming with country players posted by A.W. on September 07, 2002 at 20:28:52:

Hey A-Dub, the majority of music stems from the blues scale. So there isn't really a country or rock scale per say. But they do have certain structure. But I hear what your saying. It can be difficult playing anything but blues to other songs cause your muscle memory repeats riffs and such. Heres what have been doing to break that mold: First, I really try and feel the music I want to play to(sing, hum, dance if necessary), then keenly hear where the harp would fit in. Then to find the note I need I blow subtle chords across the harp until I find the onethat fits, then narrow down to the single note from there. It takes a certain comfort level with the notes on your harp obviously. But hearing the harp in the music BEFOR you play would (in my opinion) be of primary importance. Hope this helps. Keep mad harpin'

the Kid

: I've been playing a few years now and feel comfortable improvising on blues songs. I'd like to expand out, and be able to improvise with a friend who is now playing more country-style music. Any tips for how to approach this/modify what I'm already doing? Is there a country scale like there's a blues scale?

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