JAM TRACKS tips
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➊ Bossa Nova Blues (Bm)
Let’s start with an easy-toapproach feel-good bossa nova style blues jam in B minor. Use B Minor Pentatonic (B-D-E-F#-A), B Blues scale (B-D-E-F-F#-A) and B Minor scale (B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A) as starting points and feel your way through it!
➋ G Harmonic Minor Jam (Gm)
This bluesy 12/8 jam was made for you to really dig into your G
(G-A-Bb-CD-Eb-F#). Harmonic Minor scale
It moves between the chords Gm (Im) and D (V). You can also mix in some tasty G Minor
(G-Bb-C-D-F), Pentatonic but beware of clashing with that crucial F# note on every D chord.
➌7/8 Shuffle Groove (Am)
Here’s a fun odd-meter groove jam made for improvising on A Dorian mode (A-B-C-D-E-F#-G). The chord progression moves between Am7 and D7. Good old A Minor Pentatonic (A-C-D-E-G) will work, but for extra colour mix in E Minor Pentatonic (E-G-A-B-D) and B Minor Pentatonic (B-D-E-F#-A).
➍ II-V-I Jazz Jam (Gm)
Here’s a jazz play-along in G minor, on the classic minor II-V-1. Chords Am7b5-D7-Gm-Gm. are G Minor (G-A-Bb-C-D-Eb-F) scale works, and for the D7 chords, use G Harmonic (G-A-Bb-C-D-Eb-F#). Minor Am7b5 (A-C-Eb-G); Arpeggios: D7 (G-Bb-D-F). (D-F#-A-C); and Gm7 Happy jamming!
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