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Red Baron Inprov scales
hi what scale(s) are the guitar player using in the song red baron by billy cobham?
here is the song:
This tune is in G minor (it actually sounds more dorian to me, but I couldn't spot the illusive natural e), and the solos are played over a Gm7 vamp.
The guitarist mostly uses the handy G minor pentatonic scale. He sometimes adds the b5 of the scale - the note Db to achieve the blues scale sound.
I also noticed that he plays with the 3rd of the chord - The minor 3rd of Gm7 is Bb but he sometimes adds the natural B (major 3rd) , once again to achieve a bluesy sound.
If you want to go further with your own solo over Gm7, try using the G Dorian scale. It consists of the notes G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F. Notice that 5 of these notes are already in the minor pentatonic scale (G, Bb, C, D , F). So just add A and E from time to time in your licks to give it an interesting twist. It's pretty popular in this type of funky vamp tunes.
Can't go too far wrong asking Google to call up some chords on the song if you are hunting for the key.
Originally Posted by drumdead10000
Yes its Gm using a two chord vamp. Give-a-way that a minor mode or minor pentatonic will work.
My point -- Google can usually help with stuff like this.
Last edited by Malcolm; 09-25-2010 at 09:10 PM.
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