Jam tracks tips
1. Smooth Minor Blues (Cm) Here we have a blues progression in C Minor, with a smooth groove jazz feel to it. Basically, the C Minor scale (Aeolian mode) works throughout. The notes are C D Eb F G Ab and Bb. Of course C Minor Pentatonic and the Blues scale will work great too. You could also try outlining the arpeggios for the three chords - Cm7 (C Eb G Bb), Fm7 (F Ab C Eb) and Gm7 (G Bb DF). 2. A Mixolydian Groove This track is based on a two-chord vamp; A and G/A, which effectively creates a specifically Mixolydian context. A Mixolydian mode is the 5th mode of the D Major scale and contains the notes A B C# D E F# and G. I also recommend playing around with the Pentatonic scales inherent in this harmonic context, namely: E Minor Pentatonic (EG A B D), F# Minor Pentatonic (F# A B C# E) B Minor Pentatonic (BD E F# A). 3. Bossa I-II-V (Am) This bossa style track features a continuous loop of two bars on the Im chord (Am), followed by one bar on the IIm7b5 (Bm7b5) and one bar on the V7b9 chord (E7b9). I suggest using A Minor scale (AB C D E F G) for the first two chords and then applying A Harmonic Minor (AB C D EF G#) for the final V chord. Notice that only one note changes: the G becomes a G#, which effectively ‘pulls towards’ and resolves on the following Am chord. 4. Funky Blues (E) Here we have a standard 12-bar blues progression in E with a funky feel and groove to it. To make it sound great try mixing E Major Pentatonic (E F# G# B C#) with E Minor Pentatonic (EG A B D) for some nice bluesy colours in your soloing. Major Pentatonic works best on the I chord (E9) and V chord (B7), whereas the Minor Pentatonic works best on the IV chord (A7). Created for you by Jacob Quistgaard. For free scale maps and hundreds more tracks, visit www.quistorama. com. Also subscribe to www. youtube.com/QuistTV to get all the latest free jam tracks and licks!