I'm looking for the Twelve Blues Scales for alto sax that I can print out. My Aebersole books have them in one octave; I'd like to find them in two octaves. Can anyone point me to where I can find them? Thanks much.
Give me a little while, I'll knock them up. I guess by alto sax you mean that you want the concert pitch alongside the sax pitch? So I'll do it for Tenor as well...
I have the Blues Improvisation Complete: Bb Instruments, with Play-Along CD. It is very comprehensive with all the Blues Scales and some tunes that are predominately composed in various Blues Scales. Well worth the money!
Thanks, Paul. Does this book have the scales in two octaves? I already have a few blues/jazz books, but they show the blues scales in one octave only.
A more simpler way to learn all twelve minor blues.....the way i learnt them, is to think in terms off a major scale, start by playing the root, flatten the third, play the forth, flatten the fith, play the fith, flatten the seventh, then back on the root (obviously in the next actave)....lots easier than faffing around with all that paper work, but i guess you need a good understanding of your majors first.......well thats the way i do it so bound to be wrong i guess..... now how about the major blues...anyone?
Is this what you're looking for?:
One set of scales, marked as piano. That's what you read/play, but the saxes will play in a different key, so I've added a decode for each line. Hope it makes sense. Suggestions/corrections please.
Pete may want to move this to the paid subscribers section, so grab it while you can.