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The sheet above looks like a major scale, and the blue coloured are blue notes according to the source which is Wikipedia. But I don't know the notes. Any help? Thank you.

  • On what particular instrument? A lot more information might help this being closed.
    – Tim
    Jan 24, 2023 at 16:32
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    I assume you got this image from here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_note What do you mean by “I don’t know the notes”? Jan 24, 2023 at 16:34
  • Yes, the picture is from the Wikipedia article of blue notes. What I mean is what are those notations stand for, did it start from C? If it started from C, what are the other notes? On what instruments? Preferably guitar and piano. Thanks.
    – SnoopyKid
    Jan 24, 2023 at 16:41
  • This is standard music, for any instrument, and it's the basic C scale (black), with the addition of the blue (blue!) notes. It sounds like you're already in too deep if you can't read the notes on guitar and piano.
    – Tim
    Jan 24, 2023 at 16:48
  • What are those notes after C? I'm curious. I just don't know what the notations stand for in the picture. I hope I can read sheet music though.
    – SnoopyKid
    Jan 24, 2023 at 16:49

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The black notes are the C major scale: C D E F G A B (C)
The "blue" notes are Eb F#/Gb Bb
These blue notes are the minor third, tritone, and flat seventh, respectively. Idiomatic color notes to the blues/jazz tradition.

Note that in a different key, these blue notes will be different.

Learning to read music enough to work out note names and locations on guitar/piano is not as hard as you may think. It may benefit you to spend a few hours learning the basics of reading through youtube or a similar platform.

  • Thank you so much, Awalrod. Much appreciated. I will, thanks for the recommendation.
    – SnoopyKid
    Jan 24, 2023 at 17:39

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