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Rocky 12-bar Blues (E)
Here’s a fun 12-bar blues in E. The turnaround chords in bars 9-10 of the progression are C5 and B5 (bVI-V),
so slightly different than your standard V-IV. E Minor Pentatonic scale (E-G-A-B-D) works a treat throughout, but you can add in some E Major Pentatonic (E-F#-G#-B-C#), E Mixolydian (E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D), E Dorian (E-F#-G-A-B-C#-D) and E Natural Minor scale (E-F#-G-A-B-C-D).
Medium Swing Minor II-V-I (Em)
Here’s a jazz jam track in E minor.
F#m7b5B7-Em7-Em7, The chord progression is although you will hear extended versions of these chords, as is common in jazz. The E Minor scale (E-F#-G-A-B-C-D)
F#m7b5 works great for the and Em7 chords, while E Harmonic minor (E-F#-G-A-B-C-D#) is perfect for the B7 chords. Next up, try out some more advanced colours on the dominant B7 by treating it as an altered chord and using the B
(B-C-D-Eb-F-G-A). Altered scale
Try this Whole-Tone scale jam based around G! The scale itself goes G-A-B-C#-D#-F, all notes being a whole tone apart, of course. The progression is based purely on notes of the scale, with the bass notes being G-D#-F. Top tip: try finding cool patterns and licks and then move them up and down in whole tones – or major 3rds (which equals two whole tones). The Whole-Tone scale is completely symmetrical, so you can easily move your ideas around!
C Minor Rock-out
The progression here is Cm-B -A G-Cm-G/B-Ab/C-F/C.
You can effectively mix C Natural Minor
(C-D-Eb-FG-Ab-B) C Harmonic Minor scale
and C Dorian mode (C-D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb)
on this track. I’d suggest using C Minor scale for the
Bb, Ab Cm, and Ab/C chords; C Harmonic Minor for the G and G/B chords; and C Dorian mode for the F/C chord. Have fun!
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