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Blues Bal­lad (Am)

Slow Blues in A mi­nor with an F7/ E7 turn­around at the end of each cy­cle. Use A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A-C-D-E-G) as a start­ing point, adding the (E 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). Also, search for ‘A Mi­nor blues copy­cat jam’ on YouTube to learn some cool licks made es­pe­cially for this jam.

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 added mu­si­cal so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

II-V-I Jazz Prac­tice (E )This clas­sic jazz pro­gres­sion goes Fm7 (2), B (5), E (1). You can es­sen­tially use E Ma­jor scale (E G-A through­out, but the jazzy colours don’t come out till you start chas­ing the chord tones – Fm7 (F-A Bb7 (B and E (E and adding chro­matic ideas as well.

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 (A-C-D-E-G) or get bluesy with the A Mi­nor Blues (A-C-D-D#-E-G). 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.

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