Now what’s all the fuss about this Mixolydian scale?
One extra scale, a couple of extra notes, no big deal, right?
Well, yes and no.
If you use this scale on the I chord, you’ll sound just fine.
If you use it on the other chords and stick to that mixolydian scale, you’ll be hitting a home run from the bullpen. You’ll think you did great, your fellow players will frown, the audience will think you’ve gone berserk.
And the coach? He’ll be serving you a pink slip after the game.
You have got to move with the chords!
The big difference between playing a regular Blues scale through a blues chord progression and using a Mixolydian scale is that you can’t stick to one scale.
Once you’ve moved to the IV and the V chord, you’ve gotta change to those specific Mixolydian scales!
So in a G7 blues with C7 and D7 you play:
Or written differently: