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.

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