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➊ Smooth Mi­nor Blues (Cm)

Here we have a blues pro­gres­sion in C mi­nor, with a smooth groove jazz feel to it. Ba­si­cally, the C Mi­nor scale (Ae­o­lian mode) works through­out. The notes are C-D-Eb-F-G-Ab Bb.

and Of course C Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic and the Blues scale will work great too. You could also try out­lin­ing the arpeg­gios for the chords – Cm7 (C-Eb-G-Bb), (F-Ab-C-Eb)

Fm7 and (G-Bb-D-F). Gm7

➋ A Mixoly­dian Groove

This track is based on a two-chord vamp: A and G/A, which ef­fec­tively cre­ates a specif­i­cally Mixoly­dian con­text. A Mixoly­dian mode is the 5th mode of the D Ma­jor scale and con­tains the notes A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G. I also rec­om­mend play­ing around with the Pen­ta­tonic scales in­her­ent in this har­monic con­text: Em Pen­ta­tonic (E-G-A-B-D) F#m Pen­ta­tonic (F#-A-B-C#-E) Bm Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A).

➌ Bossa I-II-V (Am)

This bossa style track fea­tures a con­tin­u­ous loop of two bars on the Im chord (Am), fol­lowed by

IIm7b5 (Bm7b5) one bar on the

V7b9 and one bar on the chord (E7b9).

I sug­gest us­ing A Mi­nor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) for the first two chords and then ap­ply­ing A Har­monic mi­nor (A-B C-D-E-F-G#) for the fi­nal V chord. No­tice that only one note changes: the G be­comes a G#, which ef­fec­tively ‘pulls to­wards’ and re­solves on the Am chord.

➍ Funky Blues (E)

Here we have a stan­dard 12-bar blues pro­gres­sion in E with a funky feel and groove to it. To make it sound great try E ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (E-F#-G#-B-C#) with E mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (E-G-A-B-D) for some nice bluesy colours in your solo­ing. Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic works best on the I chord (E9) and V chord (B7), whereas the mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic works best on the IV chord (A7).

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