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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 Fa

➊ Groove Blues (Am)

Our first jam track is a fun-to-play groove-based blues in A Mi­nor. You can use A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A-C-D-E-G) as well as A Nat­u­ral Mi­nor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G). I also rec­om­mend play­ing around with the 7th arpeg­gios: Am7 (A-C-E-G), Dm7 (D-F-A-C) and Em7 (E-G-B-D).

➋ B Mi­nor Blues Jam

Here’s a B Mi­nor blues pro­gres­sion, with the chords Bm (Im), Em (bVI) (IVm), G and F# (V). I sug­gest start­ing with B Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A) as well as B Nat­u­ral Mi­nor (B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A). For the F# chords you can also use B Har­monic Mi­nor (B-C#-D-E-F#G-A#), em­pha­sis­ing the A#, which leads back to the Bm chord.

➌ Am­bi­ent Jam (D)

This am­bi­ent style jam track works per­fectly with D Mixoly­dian mode (D-E-F#-G-A-B-C). You can ex­per­i­ment with your wack­i­est am­bi­ent sounds and de­lays on this. I also rec­om­mend ex­plor­ing the Pen­ta­tonic scales in­her­ent in this one, namely E Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (E-G-A-B-D), A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A-C-D-E-G) and B Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A).

➍ Mi­nor II-V-I Jazz Jam (Am)

Here’s a great jazz track in A Mi­nor.

Bm7b5 The chords are (II), E7 (V) and Am7 (I). On the track you will hear ex­ten­sions of th­ese chords - as is com­mon in jazz of course. Try A Nat­u­ral Mi­nor (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) on

Bm7b5 the and Am7 chords and the A Har­monic Mi­nor (A-B-C-D-EF-G#) on the E7 chords. Ba­sic

Bm7b5 arpeg­gios: (B-D-F-A), E7 (E-G#-B-D) and Am7 (A-C-E-G). Have fun!

With the right tone and feel your Gary licks will work great on tracks 1 & 2

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