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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