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Guitar Techniques - - Intro - Jam tracks cre­ated 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, In­stagr

➊ Chicago Style Blues (B)

Let’s start with this blues shuf­fle jam track fea­tur­ing a Chicago style turn­around. It’s in B and you can have fun mix­ing B Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A) and B Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (B-C#-D#F#-G#) as well as play­ing around with the main 7th arpeg­gios: B7 (B-D#-F#-A), E7 (E-G#-B-D) and F#7 (F#-A#-C#-E)

➋ Slow Blues (G)

Play­ing the blues at this ul­tra-slow tempo can be great for de­vel­op­ing your sense of time. Use G Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (G-Bb-C-D-F) and G Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (G-A-B-D-E) as a start­ing point. G Mixoly­dian (G-A-B-C-D-E-F) also works great (G7 chords). As does G Do­rian (G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F) on the C7 chords and good old G Ma­jor scale (G-A-B-C-D-E-F#) on the D chords.

➌ E Mi­nor 2-5-1 (Medium Swing)

Here’s a jazz prac­tice jam track on the clas­sic 2-5-1 pro­gres­sion in E

F#m7b5, Mi­nor. The chords are B7 and Em7, although you will hear ex­tended ver­sions of these chords. Use E Mi­nor scale (E-F#-G-A-BC-D)

F#m7b5 for the and Em7 - and E Har­monic Mi­nor (E-F#-G-A-BC-D#) for the B7 chords. Then try treat­ing the B7 as an Al­tered chord and use the B Al­tered scale (B-C-D-Eb-F-G-A)

over it.

➍ Jazz Blues in F

We fin­ish this month’s tracks with this sim­ple jazz-blues in the key of F. With just bass and drums, you have plenty of space to both solo and ‘comp’ all over it. Use F Mi­nor

(F-Ab-Bb-C-Eb) Pen­ta­tonic and F Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (F-G-A-C-D) as a start­ing point and have a go at the

(F-A-C-Eb), arpeg­gios as well: F7 Bb7 (Bb-D-F-Ab), (C-Eb-G-Bb),

Cm7 (B-D-F-Ab), Bdim7 D7 (D-F#-A-C),

(G-Bb-D-F), (C-E-G-Bb). Gm7 C7 Have fun, see you next month!

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