Blues scale, pentatonic scale, boggie, jazz waltz, scoops, spills, shuffle, chromaticism: demonstrations, exercises, mp3s
The blues scale is used in both slow and fast Gospel. We can deepen the soulfulness of a melody through the altered scale degrees drawn from the blues style. The third, the fifth and the seventh of the major scale are frequently lowered (flatted) or inflected.
The forward and reverse clave is basic to much Latin music as are Montuo patterns.