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1. Groove in C Here’s a sim­ple feel-good jam track in C ma­jor. The two chord pro­gres­sions are C-Am (re­peated), fol­lowed by the chords Dm-CDm-G. You can use the C Ma­jor scale (C-D-E-F-G-A-B) and C ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (C-D-E-G-A). Al­ter­na­tively, think A Mi­nor scale/A mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic. This should make it eas­ier to visu­alise the notes on the fret­board and might make you come up with dif­fer­ent licks as well. 2. Funky 7/8 Shuf­fle (Am) This odd me­tre funk groove back­ing track is per­fect for im­pro­vis­ing with A Do­rian mode (A-B-C-D-E-F#-G), but of course your stan­dard A mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A-C-D-E-G) works a treat too. The chord pro­gres­sion moves con­tin­u­ally be­tween Am7 and D7. For ex­tra colour, try us­ing E mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (E-G-A-B-D) and B mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A). 3. Rock & Roll Blues (D) Here we have an up­tempo 12-bar blues in D. Solo­ing-wise, D mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (D-F-G-A-C) is a sound place to start - and you can of course in­clude an Ab note as well (the b5 - aka the ‘blue note’) to make it the Blues scale. Other scales to con­sider: D Mixoly­dian mode (D-E-F#-G-A-B-C), D Do­rian (D-E-F-G-A-B-C) and D Ma­jor scale (D-E-F#-G-A-B-C#). 4. Medium Swing 2-5-1 (Gm) Here’s an easy-to-ap­proach jazz play along in G Mi­nor. The chord pro­gres­sion is the clas­sic mi­nor II-V-I (Am7b5-D7-Gm-Gm). Scale sug­ges­tions would be G Mi­nor scale (G-A-Bb-C-D-Eb-F) for the Am7b5 and Gm chords - and G Har­monic mi­nor scale (G-A-BbC-D Eb F#) for the D7 chords. Also, try out th­ese arpeg­gios: A-C-Eb-G (Am7b5), D-F#-A-C (D7) and G-Bb-D-F (Gm7). Cre­ated for you by Ja­cob Quist­gaard. For free scale maps and hun­dreds more tracks, visit www.quis­torama. com. Also sub­scribe to com/QuistTV to get all the lat­est free jam tracks and licks!

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