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1. A Mi­nor Epic Acous­tic

The strummed acous­tic riff uses the chords Am – C – Dadd4. You can rely on A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A C D E G) through­out, adding the blue note (D#) for ex­tra colour. For more va­ri­ety and a jazz­ier flavour­ing, try A Do­rian mode, with its nat­u­ral 6th step (A B C D E F# G).

2. Slow Mi­nor Blues (Em)

As all the chords are mi­nor, E Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (E G A B D), E Blues scale (E G A A# B D) and E Nat­u­ral Mi­nor (E F# G A B C D) will all work well. Ex­per­i­ment with both B and A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic scales – not just fol­low­ing the chords (Bm/Am). B Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic can add nice colour to the Im chord (Em) as well.

3. B Do­rian Mode Groove

This pro­gres­sion con­tin­u­ously moves be­tween Bm7 and E. Use B Do­rian (B C# D E F# G# A) to make it nice and jazzy and try em­pha­sis­ing the nat­u­ral 6th (G#), es­pe­cially on the E chords. G# is of course the ma­jor 3rd of E, so land­ing on a G# here will al­ways hit the spot. Al­ter­na­tively, keep it sim­ple and get your blues chops out with the B Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic scale (B D E F# A).

4. 7/4 Fu­sion Groove

This track is in E and re­volves around an E7#9 chord (com­monly re­ferred to as the Hen­drix chord!). The groove may be a lit­tle tricky at first, but try think­ing of it as a bar of 4/4, fol­lowed by a bar of 3/4 – count­ing 1-2-3-4-1-2-3. You can use E Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (E G A B D), but to get more fu­sion out of it, try the sym­met­ric Di­min­ished scale (E F G G# A# B C# D) and play around with mov­ing your licks and pat­terns in mi­nor 3rd (three-fret) in­ter­vals. Jam tracks by Ja­cob Quist­gaard. For free scale maps and hun­dreds of tracks, visit www.quis­torama.com. You can also sub­scribe to www.youtube.com/QuistTV to get all the lat­est free jam tracks and licks!

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