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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 Slow blues (G)

We start with a very slow blues in G. It’s per­fect for warm­ing up on, but also lends it­self well to re­ally giv­ing it all you got. Mix­ing G Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (G-A-B-D-E) and G Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (G-B C-D-F) works great, as does out­lin­ing the four-note arpeg­gios: G7 (G-B-D-F), C7 (C-E-G-B and D7 (D-F#-A-C).

➋ Acous­tic blues jam (A)

Here’s a fun blues shuf­fle in A. In terms of scales, this track is ideal for mix­ing A Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (A-B-C#-E-F#) and A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A-C-D-E G). Know­ing the 7th arpeg­gios will come in handy - A7 (A-C#-E-G), D7 (D-F#-A-C) and E7 (E-G#-B-D).

➌ Jazz funk in 7/8 (D Do­rian)

This is a sim­ple two-chord vamp (Dm7-G7), that works per­fectly with D Do­rian (D-E-F-G-A-B-C) and Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (D-F-G-A-C). The tricky part is of course the time sig­na­ture (7/8), but if you start by sim­ply count­ing 1-2-3-4-1-2-3 and then take your time get­ting used to the me­tre it’s a ton of fun and quite a work­out too.

➍ Funky A mi­nor blues

Give your time-keep­ing and groove play­ing a work­out on this funky A mi­nor jam. You could work on chords, dou­ble-stops and sin­gle note lines – picked from A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic scale (A-C-D-E-G), the A Mi­nor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) and from the chords’ arpeg­gios - Am7 (A-C-E-G), Dm7 (D-F-A-C) and Em7 (E-G-B-D). Happy jam­ming!

Try your best Jeff Beck licks over odd-time funky track 3

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