Jam Tracks tips
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➊ Blues Ballad (E)
Slow Blues with a BB King inspired feel-good vibe to it. You can try mixing the E Major Pentatonic scale (E-F#-G#-B-C#) with E Minor Pentatonic (E-G-A-B-D) for a great
b5 (Bb) bluesy sound, adding the to the mix as well.
➋ Jazzy Funk Jam (Cm)
The basic chord progression here is Cm-F, but when practising your rhythm playing I recommend trying out chords like Cm7/Cm9/Cm11 and F7/F9/F13. Start with C Minor
(C-Eb-F-G-B b) Pentatonic scale for your funky riffing and soloing and then move on to C Dorian mode (C-D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb).
➌ Slow II-V-I Jazz Practice (C)
This classic jazz progression goes Dm7 (2), G7 (5), CMaj7 (1). You can essentially use C Major scale (C-D-E-F-G-A-B) throughout, but the jazzy colours don’t come out till you start chasing the chord tones – Dm7 (D-F-A-C), G7 (G-B-D-F) and CMaj7 (C-E-G-B) and adding chromatic ideas as well, adding real sophistication.
➍ G Dorian Groove Jam
Gm-Bb-C, Here, the chords are which means G Dorian mode (G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F) will work perfectly. You can also simply use G (G-Bb-C-D-F) Minor Pentatonic or get bluesy with the G Minor Blues (G-Bb-C-C#-D-F). scale