In a standard 12 bar blues shuffle, “A” Major, on a six string guitar, in standard tuning. When you get to the IV, I know... I can play the pentatonic major/minor, I know I can do some mode positions or b minor scales, Some people say you have to stick to the major and minor blue scales, but that’s OK too...All of this is fine.
Is there a way I can comfortably/Musically stay on the IV for the duration of the song?
I don’t know if this would be a practical musical thing to do or if I just want to see if I can do it properly. I just have real problems with the IV and coming back to the 1...
Thank you both...
In the A Major blues shuffle we’re talking about I can solo with E major licks for the duration of the song, so I assumed I could stay in D (IV) because it’s perfect also. Obviously this is not correct. When I hear other great blues guitar it seems they hang around the four longer than I do/can or somehow transpose back to the one after a long day at IV.
From what I am now understanding ( IV & V ) perfect relates to the scale and not cord song structure.
So I can solo ANYTIME with “A” major and minor scales and “E” Major and minor scales but not on the IV, except for the duration of the four?