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Guitar Techniques - - INTRO - 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 F

➊ Blues Boo­gie (G)

Here’s a fun blues shuf­fle with a touch of John Lee Hooker about it. Use G Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic b-C-D-F) (G-B for a clas­sic blues vibe. You can also ap­proach the IV chord (C) with C Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic b-F-G-B b) (C-E and the V chord (D) with D Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (D-F-G-A-C). Happy jam­ming!

➋ Rock Bal­lad (Gm)

Here’s a slow rock play-along in G Mi­nor, which lends it­self well to fo­cus­ing on your con­trol of dy­nam­ics. Use G Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (G-Bb-C-D-F)

and G Mi­nor scale (G-A-Bb-C-D-Eb-F)

as a start­ing point. You can also use G Dorian

(G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F) mode for the

(Bb-C-Gm). ‘cho­rus’ sec­tion

Bb ➌ Jazz Blues

This is a stan­dard jazz-blues pro­gres­sion, but as it’s blues you can

Bb (Bb-Db-Eb-EF-Ab) use mi­nor blues scale as your go-to scale, and add Bb (Bb-C-Dsome Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic F-G). How­ever, to make it re­ally jazzy aim for chord tones and add chro­matic ideas as well. No comp­ing on the track, so plenty of space for you to play with!

➍ 12-Bar Blues Rock­out (E)

The turn­around chords of this (bVI-V), pro­gres­sion are C5 and B5 so slightly dif­fer­ent from your stan­dard V-IV. Good old E Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic scale (E-G-A-B-D) works a treat, but you can also add in some E Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (E-F#-G#-B-C#) and E Mixoly­dian mode (E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D) for some ex­tra pos­i­tive vibes. En­joy!

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