Adding a Tone to Create E Blues Scale
Here’s an example of adding a new tone to a known scale to create a new scale…the E blues scale.
In this instance, we are adding the B♭ [flat 5] to the E minor Pentatonic scale. When we do this, we create the E Blues scale. The B-flat acts as a passing tone when we are using it for soloing over E minor type progressions. And, this scale can be called E minor blues, since it has a flat-3rd.
Train. Jam [this is a good one for the E minor 12 bar jam track].
Next, we will add different tones to the pentatonic shell to create different modes.