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uni­vibe brushes blues in Bb

This is a 12-bar in the key of Bb (Bb7-Eb7-Bb7-F7-Eb7-Bb7Gb7-F7), pre­sented in a drums, bass, guitar trio for­mat. Bb may not be your typ­i­cal guitar key but is com­mon for pi­ano and sax play­ers and worth­while hav­ing some chops for! Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic licks (al­beit in Bb) work well here but play the 3/b7 notes of each chord for a blue­sier, jazz­ier sound.

Soft groove in g

This runs the pro­gres­sion G-EmC-Am7-G-F, which is grounded in G Ma­jor (G-A-B-C-D-E-F#) ex­cept the fi­nal chord of F, where you’ll need to tweak your scale us­age to G Mixoly­dian (G-A-B-C-D-E-F) or play mainly notes from the F chord (F-A-C). The sec­ond sec­tion fea­tures G-Am7-G/B-C- G-F, then C-D-Em7-G-Am7-D-G. The same sug­ges­tions ap­ply here; G Ma­jor mostly, with some G Mixoly­dian when the F chord oc­curs.

g Blues Stom­per

Here we have a fairly up tempo foot-stomp­ing 12-bar blues in G. Pull out your G mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (G-Bb-C-D-F) or Blues scale (add a Db); or al­ter­na­tively, try think­ing in G Mixoly­dian mode (G-A-B-CD-E-F) on the I chord (G7), G Do­rian (G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F) on the IV chord (C7) and G Ma­jor scale (G-A-B-C-D-E-F#) on the V (D7).

B mi­nor Blues

Here we have a blues pro­gres­sion in B mi­nor. Chords are Bm (Im), Em (IVm), G (bVI) and F# (V). For scales, I’d sug­gest start­ing with B mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A) as well as the B Mi­nor scale (B-C#-DE-F#-G-A). For the F# chords you can also use B Har­monic mi­nor (B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A#), em­pha­sis­ing the A# in the process, which leads nicely back to the B mi­nor chord fol­low­ing it. Chord tones are great to tar­get too.

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