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Chord Tones for a Blues Progression in E

Chord Tones. I get a lot of question about this topic, and that’s okay! I love this topic.

Let’s take a look at how we can find them for a blues in E. I’m deliberately staying close to the Minor Pentatonic Box 1, just make it as simple as I can.

I decided to use the minor 3rd and bending about a half-step. Hopefully that doesn’t confuse anyone? The chord tone is really a major 3rd, but by bending it this way, we make it more bluesy!

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