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➊ Blues Bal­lad (Am)

Slow Blues in A mi­nor with an F7-E7 turn­around at the end of each cy­cle. Use A Mi­nor Pentatonic scale (A-C-D-E-G) as a start­ing point, b5 (Eb) ad­ding the to the mix as well. The ba­sic tri­ads will come in handy: Am (A-C-E), Dm (D-F-A), F (F-A-C) and E (E-G#-B). You can also search for ‘A Mi­nor Blues Copy­cat Jam’ on YouTube to learn some great blues licks cre­ated es­pe­cially for this jam.

➋ Jazzy Funk Jam (Dm)

The ba­sic chord pro­gres­sion here is Dm-G, but when prac­tis­ing your rhythm play­ing I rec­om­mend try­ing out chords like Dm7-Dm9-Dm11 and G7-G9-G13. Start with D Mi­nor Pentatonic scale (D-F-G-A-C) for your funky riff­ing and solo­ing and then move on to D Do­rian mode (D-E-F-G-A-B-C) for a bit of class.

b ➌ II-V-I Jazz Prac­tice (Eb )

This clas­sic jazz pro­gres­sion goes Bb7 Eb­maj7 Fm7 (2), (5), (1). You Eb can es­sen­tially use Ma­jor scale (Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb-C-D) through­out, but the jazzy colours don’t come out till you start chas­ing the chord tones – (F-Ab-C-Eb), (Bb-D-F-Ab) Fm7 Bb7

Eb­maj7 (Eb-G-Bb-D) and and ad­ding chro­matic ideas as well.

➍ A Do­rian Groove Jam

Here, the chords are ba­si­cally Am -D7, which means A Do­rian mode (A-B-C-D-E-F#-G) will work per­fectly. You can also sim­ply use good old A Mi­nor Pentatonic b5 (A-C-D-E-G) or add the for the A Mi­nor Blues scale (A-C-D-D#-E-G).

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