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1. Blues Shuffle in G Here’s an uptempo 24-bar blues shuffle in G to get you started. For scales, consider using G minor Pentatonic (G-Bb-C-D-F), G minor blues (G-Bb-C-C#-D-F) as well as G Dorian mode (G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F) and G Mixolydian mode (G-A-B-C-DE-F). Of course knowing and outlining the arpeggios for this basic I-IV-V (G7-C7-D7) blues is more than helpful too! 2. F Dorian Funky Rock Jam This is a specifically F Dorian mode two-chord vamp (Fm-Bb), which means if you were to play a seven-note scale on this, F Dorian is your top choice (F-G-Ab-Bb-C-DEb). Of course you can also stick with F minor Pentatonic (F-Ab-BbC-Eb) and even add the ‘blue note’ B to make it the F Blues scale for extra bluesy colouring. 3. Lydian Grooving (A) Here’s a groove-based A Lydian mode track, which you can use to get your Zappa/Vai/Satriani licks out! It features a basic two-chord vamp, which alternates between the chords A and B/A. A Lydian mode consists of the notes A-B-C#-D#-E-F#-and-G#. 4. Medium Swing Jazz Blues (G) This is a jazz blues in G and although you can attack it from a basic blues perspective mixing the G major Pentatonic (G-A-B-D-E) and the G minor Pentatonic (G-Bb-CD-F), you can also arpeggiate your way around the chords – effectively bringing out more of the colour inherent in this brilliant progression. This is especially handy when dealing with bar 6 (C# dim chord, arp = C#-E-G-Bb) and bar 8 (E7 chord, arp = E-G#-B-D) of the 12-bar progression. 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!