Why is there no blues chord family?..
So I was thinking modes have chord families. So by doesn't the blues scale have chord family.
I know the maj is
But why isent there a chird family for blues?
because musically, it only differs from the minor pentatonic by 1 note. the blues scale never existed until as of late (im talking relatively). so in the case of standard western music, it doesnt technically exist. that's the explanation i can provide.. that and if i were ever done the scale would not consist of the majors and minors that we all love. they would be all different chord spellings with weird extensions on it. so it wouldnt really make much sense to make a chord family anyways.
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Good question. I guess it depends upon what your definition of "blues" is. When I think of blues, at a basic level, I think of a song structure that has the following:
I Chord - Dominant 7th
IV Chord - Dominant 7th
V Chord - Dominant 7th
Or.....C7 (I), F7 (IV), and G7 (V)
So, there isn't typically a huge number of chords played (typically only 3) in most blues songs which would make a blues chord family pretty small....