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The Use of the Augmented Scale in the Blues

The Augmented Scale has an interesting, symmetrical sound whose formula is: R b3 3 5 #5 7. Due to its outside and altered tones, such as the #9 (b3), and #5, we can use the scale in areas of tension and right before a resolution up a fourth. These areas in the blues form include bars 3-4, 8, and 10.

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