Jam Tracks Tips
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➊ Blues Shuffle (G)
Play along to this slow blues shuffle jam in G using easy open chords (G-C-D) or have fun soloing on the G minor Pentatonic scale
Bb- (G- C-D-F). You can also mix in some G major Pentatonic (G-A-B-D-E). Here are the I-IV-V (7th) arpeggios: G7 – G-B-D-F-C7
Bb – C-E-G- and D7 – D-F#-A-C.
➋ Reggae Vibe (C)
The tempo here is 60 bpm and this jam is ideal for both beginners and advanced players. Improvise with just the C Major scale (C-D-E-F-GA-B) or C major Pentatonic (C-D-E-G-A). A sections: C-Am-F-G and B sections: F-F-C-C-F-F-G-G7. Arpeggios: C – C-E-G-Am – A-C-E-F – F-A-C-G – G-B-D and G7 – G-B-D-F.
➌ Happy G Major Blues
Chord progression: G-Cmaj7-G-G
Ebmaj7- Cmaj7-Cmaj7-G-G- Dm7G-G. Try the simple approach of using G major Pentatonic (G-A-B-D-E) for the G and Cmaj7 chords, then G minor Pentatonic
Bb- Ebmaj7 (G- C-D-F) for the chords and finally D minor Pentatonic (D-F-G-A-C) for the Dm7 chords.
➍ Slow Jazz Blues (Am)
Slow swing (65 bpm) with a standard minor jazz blues progression: Am7-Am7-Am7Am7-Dm7-Dm7-Am7-Am7-F7
Bm7b5- E7-Am7- E7. You will hear extended versions of these chords on the track, as is common in jazz. Use A minor Pentatonic (A-C-DE-G) and A Minor scale (A-B-C-DE-F-G). For F7 chords use F Lydian
Eb) dominant (F-G-A-B-C-D- and for E7 chords use the A Harmonic minor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G#). Happy jamming!