Watch the Flat Nine Blues online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Approaches

Lesson Source: Frank Vignola's Jazz Up Your Blues


Flat nine party! This is a great sound. You may hear the familiar sounds of Django Reinhardt and gypsy style music. You'll notice that the flat nine builds tension which makes it great to use in a flourish leading to the next chord change. A great tension and release technique! This flat nine sound can also inspire you to get into the diminished scale and chromatic scale. These scales sound like they go well together since they all utilize this flat nine approach. These new sounds will help open your ears and get you playing some new ideas!