Michael Wagner

Super Slick Melodic Blues Vol 1

Taking The Hit


The backing track mostly uses two-note power chords, so it's never completely clear whether we're in G Mixolydian (G A B C D E F) or Dorian (G A Bb C D E F). Major or minor, it's your choice! Michael mostly works with the Dorian sound, but note how he often does little partial bends on the Bb notes, giving that bluesy ambiguous major/minor sound. A lot of his licks also have a minor pentatonic (G Bb C D F) framework.