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Our friend Tag likes a Maj7 over a min7 chord........
For major blues, my understanding is that the most common approach is to play the minor pentatonic of the I chord over everything, and perhaps to a slightly lesser degree, the major pentatonic of each chord (I, IV, and V) (or maybe mix and match). Scour the internet though I might, I am not seeing anything too useful about the most common approach(es) for minor blues. I would guess it is to play the minor pentatonic of each chord (i, iv, and v or V) but I don't know.
What minor Blues has a 5 minor?I'll pick Am as the key for a minor blues.
Is the 5 chord Em or E7 ? That would make a difference.
I would use Am Pentatonic for the Am and Dm chord changes.
However the E note from Am Pentatonic scale might sound better with a F note instead when on the Dm chord. If you sustain an E note against Dm chord you could 1/2 step bends it up to a F note. Or use E sparingly against Dm.
If the 5 chord is E major or E7, a G# note might sound better than a G note.
In other words Am Pentatonic is the main thing, but you can add a chord tone that's outside that scale if you like.
Yes and no. I studied jazz for a while, could even play it some after a fashion, but I came up on straight blues. I think minor, I think Otis Rush.yeah my favorite blues are the colors outside the lines...but you could argue thats just when it becomes jazz.
Also, this understanding is not correct.For major blues, my understanding is that the most common approach is to play the minor pentatonic of the I chord over everything, and perhaps to a slightly lesser degree, the major pentatonic of each chord