Naima” is a ballad composed by John Coltrane in 1959 that he named after his wife, Juanita Naima Grubbs. It first appeared jamey aebersold volume 3 pdf the album Giant Steps and is notable for its use of a variety of rich chords over a bass pedal. It is mainly made up of a slow, restrained melody, though there is also a brief piano solo. Coltrane recorded “Naima” many times.
It appears on The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings, The Complete Copenhagen Concert, Afro-Blue Impressions, and Live at the Village Vanguard Again! Naima” has since become a jazz standard. Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long – Volume 27 – John Coltrane.
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Greenblatt defines two blues scales, the major and the minor. African scales’ and the diatonic western scales”. Steven Smith argues that, “to assign blue notes to a ‘blues scale’ is a momentous mistake, then, after all, unless we alter the meaning of ‘scale'”. These ‘blue notes’ represent the influence of African scales on this music.
A different and non-formal way of playing the scale is by the use of quarter tones, added to the 3rd and 7th degrees of the minor blues scale. Guitar players can raise a given note by a quarter tone through bending.
In jazz, the blues scale is used by improvising musicians in a variety of harmonic contexts. It can be played for the entire duration of a twelve bar blues progression constructed off the root of the first dominant seventh chord.