The Thrill Is Gone
The Thrill Is Gone (BB King)
This BB King classic is a great example of a non-traditional blues song that still uses a blues structure. Instead of using a 12-bar form with exclusively I / IV / and V chords in dominant form, we get a bVI chord from B minor (our G major 7) and an F#7(#9) in place of the normal V chord. These substitutions make for a more minor sounding riff than your standard dive bar blues. Go BB! The bassline uses minor pentatonic notes for their symmetry on the neck and melodic style.
Good scales to solo with:
B minor B minor pentatonic B harmonic minor B minor blues
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