12 bar mi­nor blues Jam

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY: THEORY -

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.

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