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    dwest2419
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    How does George Benson gets away with....

    Hi guys. I am asking how does George Benson gets away playing a G minor Blues scale when there actually in the key of F. Here's the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdedvghSRRs

    The part Im referring to is at 0:42

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwest2419 View Post
    Hi guys. I am asking how does George Benson gets away playing a G minor Blues scale when there actually in the key of F. Here's the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdedvghSRRs

    The part Im referring to is at 0:42
    Because he's in the key of G minor, not F major.
    It's G dorian mode, to be precise (alternating Gm9 and Dm9 chords), so it's the same notes as F major, but G is keynote (Gm is the I chord). So G blues scale is just a funky alternative to G dorian.

    (Tip: work out the chords before you work out a solo )

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    dwest2419
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    Thanks JonR for clearing that up! For I didn't know that the song was in G dorian as I thought the whole entire song was in the key of F. But I actually thought that no matter mode we are playing in except for the Ionian mode, I thought everything else is consider not to be a key. For instance If I were in the key of C, but if the song is in D Dorian; therefore we would not call the song to be in C major or C Ionian, but rather D Dorian or D minor, am I right?

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