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David's Tip of the Day: Help Me, Part 5 (Improvising) - Blues Standards

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The standard thing to do is to learn what Rice Miller played and you play it as well. Since this song is in minor, I recommend that you make sure to play all of the 3 draws as 3' (matching the minor 3rd found in minor) and deemphasize, or delete all together, 2+'s and 5+'s (the major 6th will clash in minor).

Another approach is to create your own solo. If you do this, make sure to stay to the Blues Scale (, it contains no notes that will clash with minor.