Watch the Mixolydian online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Jump Blues
This course is about adding the notes from the mixolydian scale to the accompaniment and solos we play in a jump blues.
This scale is a major scale with 7 notes. It's a regular major scale ("Doe a Deer, ...") but with it's 7th note lowered 1/2 note. The scale has a major 3rd and a flatted 7th.
If we want to use this scale we have to "move with the chords". This means that every dominant 7th chord we use in a blues progression, has it's own mixolydian scale.
Most of the time we're playing 3 chords in a jump blues progression, for instance : G7 , C7 and D7. Each of these chords has a mixolydian scale which we HAVE TO use, if the band is playing that chord.
The blues scale will fit on top of all three chords, but if you want to use the more hip uptown mixolydian scale, you've gotta use the right scale at the right time. To be able to do this, you have to know where the tonic of the chord you are on is ALL THE TIME.