Jam tracKs tips
Use these tips to navigate our bonus backing tracks
➊ Blues ballad (Cm)
Slow blues at 60 bpm with a G-Ab-G turnaround. You can use C (C-Eb-F-G-Bb), Minor Pentatonic (C-D-Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb) C Minor scale (C-D-Eb-FG-Ab-B) and C Harmonic Minor as a starting point. Triads will also come in handy: Cm (C-Eb-G), (F-Ab-C), Fm G (G-B-D) Ab (Ab-C-Eb). and Enjoy!
➋ 2-5-1 jazz jam (Gm)
This fundamental jazz progression
Am7b5, consists of the chords D7 and Gm. Plenty of space is left for you to practise your chord playing as well as your soloing – or both at the same time! Use G Minor scale (G-A-Bb-C-D-Eb-F) Am7b5
for and Gm chords, and G Harmonic
(G-A-Bb-C-D-Eb-F#) Minor scale for the D7 chords.
➌ B Dorian groove jam
Fun groove track with a simple chord progression consisting of Bm and E chords. You can use good old B Minor Pentatonic (B-D-EF#-A) and B Minor Blues scale (B-D-E-F-F#-A), but B Dorian mode (B-C#-D-E-F#-G#-A) really hits the spot!
➍ Chicago-style shuffle blues (E)
Head-bopping 12-bar blues at 90 bpm, with a Chicago style turnaround at the end of each cycle – resulting in the chords E-E7/DA/C#-Am/C-E/B-B7. Try mixing E Minor Pentatonic (E-G-A-B-D) and E Major Pentatonic (E-F#-G#B-C#) for an old-school sound. Jam tracks by Jacob Quistgaard. For free scale maps and hundreds more tracks, visit www.quistorama.com. You can also subscribe to www.youtube. com/QuistTV to get all the latest tracks and licks. Or find Quist and his jam tracks on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.