There’s one fistful of notes that never gets old, it’s the blues scale. Once it finds its way into the hands of a young, inspired guitarist, it typically stays there for a lifetime. Though the blues scale is timeless, many players yearn for ways to import new melodic colors into their blues-based solos. The simplest way to do this is to change one note of the blues scale, resulting in a soulful sound you may have heard in the playing of Hollywood Fats, Duke Robillard, Charlie Christian, and Larry Carlton-a sound often referred to as the voodoo blues scale. Steve Trovato serves up a little voodoo here!

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Tab, notation and Power Tab files available here.