Jam track tips
1. G Blues Stomper
Here we have a fairly uptempo foot-stomping 12-bar blues in G. Pull out your G minor Pentatonic (G Bb C D F) or minor Blues scale (add a Db) – or alternatively, try thinking the G Mixolydian mode (G A B C D E F) on the I chord (G7), G Dorian (G A Bb C D E F) on the IV chord (C7) and finally the G Major scale (G A B C D E F#) on the V (D7).
2. C Lydian Mode Groove Jam
Try out your best Vai, Satriani and Zappa licks on this static groove. The progression (C and D/C) is based on C Lydian mode (C D E F# G A B), so could open up new territory for licks, sounds and fingerings!
3. Bluesy Vamp (C)
For this I-IV vamp in C you can get really bluesy and use C minor Pentatonic (C Eb F G Bb) or Blues scale (C Eb F F# G Bb). Or you can switch between C Mixolydian (C D E F G A Bb) for the I chord (C) and C Dorian mode (C D Eb F G A Bb) for the IV chord (F7). This change results in the B neatly becoming a Bb, etc.
4. Bb Jazz Blues
Although you can attack this jazz blues progression in Bb from a basic blues perspective using Bb major Pentatonic (Bb C D F G) and Bb minor Pentatonic (Bb Db Eb F Ab), you could also try arpeggiating your way around the chords to bring out more colour. This is especially handy in bar 6 (E diminished arp = E G Bb Db) and bar 8 (G7 arp = G B D F) of the progression.