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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!

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