Boogie Woogie: b3 b5 Licks

The blue notes b3 and b5 and their resolutions into the chord tones 3 and 5 are essential ingredients in the boogie woogie stew. Here are some example in the key of C. Notice that the blue note Eb(D#) resolves to the chord tone E and the blue note F#(Gb) resolves to the chord tone G.


b3 b5 Lick #1

Boogie Woogie: b3 b5 Licks


b3 b5 Lick #2

Boogie Woogie: b3 b5 Licks