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➊ Straight-ahead rock blues (Am)

We start with an easy and fun rock-style blues in A mi­nor. Use A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A-C-D-E-G) and A Mi­nor Blues scale (A-C-D-D#E-G) to your heart’s con­tent, then and add ex­tra colour with some A Nat­u­ral Mi­nor (A-B-C-D-E-F-G). Ba­sic arpeg­gios are Am (A-C-E), Dm (D-F-A) and Em (E-G-B).

➋ Mix­ing the modes rock­out (G)

This one is an up­tempo jam, made for work­ing on mix­ing var­i­ous modes into your play­ing. That said, b G Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (G-B -C-D-F) works through­out. The chord

G-Bb­maj7-Cad­d9Ab­maj7. pro­gres­sion is

Try G Mixoly­dian (G-A-BC-D-E F) on the G chords, G Dorian (G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F) Bb­maj7/Cadd9

on (G-Ab-Bb-C-D-Eb-F) and G Phry­gian

Ab­maj7 on the chords.

➌ B Locrian nat­u­ral 6 jam

Here’s a slightly more chal­leng­ing jam. I re­cently made a se­ries of jams for all seven Har­monic Mi­nor modes, based on A Har­monic Mi­nor (A-B-C-D-E-F-G#). This is the se­cond mode, B Locrian Nat­u­ral 6 (B-C-D-E-F-G#-A), which has a cool, bluesy, slightly haunt­ing flavour to it. You can con­struct var­i­ous Pen­ta­tonic scales, like B-D-E-F-A and B-D-F-G#-A from

Bm7b5 it. Arpeg­gios are (B-D-F-A) and E (E-G#-B).

➍ Slow blues (E)

Here’s a back-to-ba­sics slow blues in E. Good old E Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (E-G-A-B-D) works great, as does E Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (E-F#-G#-B-C#). The Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic fits the I chord (E9) and V chord (B9). You can also mix in some E Mixoly­dian (E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D) for a bit of ex­tra spice. 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.

Use jam track 4 to prac­tise all your Hen­drixy slow blues licks

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