is this a misprint?

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  1. songbook

    songbook Piano User

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    On page 35 of standard of excellence "book 3" they have the C blues scale with a flatted 3rd, but on the chord progression it's a E natural. Can this be right?
     
  2. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    I don't know of the book, but what you described is probably correct.

    The chord is probably a C dominant 7 (C E G Bb).

    There blues scales in your book is probably this one: C Eb F F# G Bb C

    An alternative blues scale, based on the pentatonic scale, is this one: C D Eb E G A C

    Mike
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    The blues is all about happy and sad at the same time. b3 over a 7 chord is vital.
     
  4. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    "Blue notes" !
    The 3rd, 7th, even 5th degrees are somehow "floating"…

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    From Wikipedia, "Blue notes".
     
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  5. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Just because you're in C blues doesn't mean that the key changes. Key of C still has E natural, so it's in the progression as such unless altered. The blues scale contains altered tones from the key, such as the b3, which doesn't relate directly to the progression because of these "blues" or color tones.
     

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