JaM TraCKS tips Blues shuffle (E)
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Here’s a feel-good Blues shuffle in E major to get us started. You can mix E major pentatonic (E-F#-G#-B-C#) and E minor pentatonic (E-G-A-B-D) for that classic blues vibe. Knowing the main 7th arpeggios will also come in handy: E7 (E-G#-B-D), A7 (A-C#-E-G) and B7 (B-D#-F#-A).
Funk fusion jazz (Gm)
This jam consist of two sections. The A section goes Gm9-Eb9#11C9-Gb/Ab and the B section goes Eb9#11-D7#9-Eb9#11-Ab13. Start with the G minor pentatonic scale (G Bb CD F) and work your way from there! Arpeggios: Gm7 (G-Bb-D-F), Eb7 (Eb-G-Bb-Db), C7 (C-E-G-Bb), Gb (Gb-Bb-Db), D7 (D-F#-A-C) and Ab7 (Ab-C-Eb-Gb).
Ab Jazz blues
This is a standard jazz blues progression, but as it’s basically
blues you can use Ab minor blues scale (Ab-B-Db-D-Eb-Gb) as your go-to scale, adding in some Ab major pentatonic too (Ab-Bb-C Eb-F). However, the real jazzy colours don’t come out till you start chasing the chord tones and adding chromatic ideas as well.
Chicago style blues shuffle (G)
Here’s a fun Blues shuffle in the key of G with a Chicago style turnaround, at a comfortable 90 BPM. Try mixing G major pentatonic (G-A-B-D-E) and G minor pentatonic (G-Bb-C-D-F) for that classic blues vibe. Knowing the main 7th arpeggios will also come in handy: G7 (G-B-D-F), C7 (C-E-G-Bb) and D7 (D-F#-A-C). Happy jamming! 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.