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➊ B mi­nor blues

We start with a blues jam in the key of B mi­nor, with a ba­sic turn­around pro­gres­sion sim­i­lar to that of the BB King clas­sic, The Thrill Is Gone. Use B Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A), B Mi­nor (B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A) and B Har­monic Mi­nor (B-C#-D-E-F#G-A#) as your go-to scales. Ar­peg­gios: Bm (B-D-F#), Em (E-G-B), Gmaj7 (G-B-D-F#) and F#7 (F#-A#-C#-E).

➋ Acous­tic blues (G)

Here’s a fun raw and acous­tic blues in G. It ba­si­cally riffs in G and then oc­ca­sion­ally goes up to the IV chord (C). Use G Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic Bb- (G- C-D-F) and G Mi­nor blues Bb- scale (G- C-C#-D-F) for a start - and then try mix­ing in some G Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (G-A-B-D-E) for a more Mixoly­dian sound.

➌ G whole tone jam

This quirky one is based en­tirely on the sym­met­ri­cal Whole-Tone scale (G-A-B-C#-D#-F), with G as the root note. Try find­ing cool pat­terns and licks to move up and down in whole tones – or even in ma­jor 3rds (which equals two whole tones). The Whole-Tone scale is com­pletely sym­met­ri­cal, so you can eas­ily move your ideas round sym­met­ri­cally.

➍ II-V-I jazz prac­tice (F)

This jam - in the pop­u­lar jazz key of F - has no guitar comp­ing (just a sub­tle or­gan), leaving lots of space for you to play licks, throw in part chords or even try a chord solo! In the­ory, you can play F Ma­jor scale Bb- (F-G-A- C-D-E) all over it, but do get to know the main ar­peg­gios Bb- too: Gm7 (G- D-F); C7 (C-E-GBb); and Fmaj7 (F-A-C-E). And, as al­ways, 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 track 2 to try your John Butler acous­tic blues ideas

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