How to Scat sing using the Blues scale

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Learn how to Sing it, Swing it or Wing it! by scatting (making up melodies) using notes of the blues scale. For singers or instrumentalists. Presented by Suzannah Doyle.

41 thoughts on “How to Scat sing using the Blues scale

  1. SuzDoyleMusic says:

    Yes! Scatman John ROCKS! :-)

  2. ariesxflame says:

    i plan on scatting in a song eventually. never did it before. will be
    interesting. check out my channel? <3 thanks for the VID! u rock

  3. Dodger Long says:

    Hi suzy, I have just started piano lessons, but Iam learning far more here,
    love blue’s its where I want to be, so having seen your C/ scale What bass
    line would your Left hand be playing. Plz Brian

  4. SuzDoyleMusic says:

    The left hand would play the notes of a C chord (C E G) one at a time, plus
    an “A” on top (when playing C chord in the Right hand). The basic boogie/
    blues bassline is 1 3 5 6 of whatever chord you’re on (C E G A for C; F A C
    D for F; and G B D E for the G chord). Slow and steady for the bass,
    syncopated for the R.H. My free Factsheets about blues and chords are
    available on my web site (see “show more” above). Keep having fun!

  5. allysonsvoice says:

    So generous and most helpful! I’m going to check out your site now!!

  6. SuzDoyleMusic says:

    Yay! Glad you enjoyed the video! 🙂 Have fun sashaying over to my site
    (which is a bit too chock full of things right now — but, oh well!) :-)

  7. SuzDoyleMusic says:

    Well, a bit of cracking in the voice adds variety . . . ;-)

  8. Marija Grujicic says:

    thank you so much for this video! It is very helpful!

  9. I’m not so sure how singing a b3 is relatable to a C dominant chord…
    Otherwise good!

  10. SuzDoyleMusic says:

    Hey MrAxSAP — the b3 (Eb) gives a dissonant, bluesy sound against the E
    natural in the C7 chord. With the blues scale, you have a b3 and b5 (of the
    blues scale) against a regular 3 and 5 (of the major chord with a dominant
    7th added), thus creating tension and a blues feel. 🙂 

  11. Rob Grieve says:

    1:32 troll foot at bottom of screen? WTF IS THAT!?

  12. Meghan D'Souza says:

    This has helped me so much thankyou! Just wondering for my music class i am
    performing “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald, I have changed the key to D,
    and i am required to do scatting, do you have any suggestions so which
    notes to focus on because this is my first time doing anything close to
    scatting! Thankyou so much xx 

  13. SuzDoyleMusic says:

    Hi Meghan; I’d recommend using notes of the D Blues Scale ( D F G G# A C
    D). Pick 3 notes to begin with (e.g. 1 D b7 C and the b3 F). Create a riff
    out of those. Then repeat the riff twice, then do something different the
    3rd time. (repetition/ contrast). Try moving the pattern up to another set
    of 3 notes, etc. Or just move up and down the scale adding one note at a
    time (e.g. D , D F D, D F G D, etc.). Hope this helps! Wishing you the
    best!

  14. Green River says:

    shubidubi duuuuu dushubi dubaduuuuuuuuu

  15. Sunny Abarbanell says:

    This was the most helpful lesson on scat singing the Blues scale that I
    have EVER seen! Thank you so much.

  16. Fay Victor says:

    Fantastic information clearly presented. Thank YOU!

  17. Chaé Live says:

    Awesome! You made it so easy to learn. Thanks so much :)

  18. Dale Galiniak says:

    She calls the scale out wrong on the way up (it’s 3b, not 3), but she says
    it right on the way down, to keep you music majors from having a heart
    attack. ;-)

  19. Geoffrey Melling says:

    thank you 🙂
    practicing scales won’t be so boring using this method
    and therefore will help me remember and feel the music better

  20. MisterTMH says:

    Add the D /2nd and the A/6th for colour !

  21. Brooke Bender says:

    THANK YOU FOR VERY QUICK AND SUPER INFORMATIVE VIDEO! I APPRECIATE IT!

  22. angel Irene Crim says:

    Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You

  23. Emily “fishful98” Pesce says:

    What are the notes that you are hitting , that the ones your suppose to
    sing?

  24. Netty Goodie says:

    thank you so much!! I didnt know that was called scatting. LOL but BIG
    thanks to you. now i wont have trouble thinking about notes to play while
    singing.

  25. Ayaan Shah says:

    thanks so much
    but #2009soundquality lol

  26. Your singing practice session needs to incorporate drills and workouts to develop your ability and coordination.

  27. Melissa Mcguire says:

    When you take singing lessons seriously, you will quickly see improvements in your singing.

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