12 bar minor blues Jam
Our first jam offers an opportunity to try out some the concepts in the 10 examples. A solo has been performed and tabbed for you to study. It starts with a two-bar introduction, followed by some simple yet effective minor Pentatonic lines. Really dig in with the pick and give it as much emotion as possible. In bar 7 we use the A Natural minor scale to outline the sound of the D minor 7 chord. The F major 7 to E7 chords are negotiated with chord tone arpeggios, which nail down the sound. Chorus two uses more classic blues vocabulary. The D minor arpeggio in bar 19 outlines the sound effectively. Again the turnaround section uses chord tones as opposed to a stock A minor Pentatonic lick. Bar 27 uses the whammy bar to augment the sound of a simple E Major triad arpeggio.