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➊ Blues In E

First up is a fun blues jam in the gui­tar-friendly key of E. Good old E Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic scale (E-G-AB-D) will go far here, but you can also mix in E Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (think C# Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic as it’s the same five notes, if that helps). You can also add more colour with E Mixoly­dian mode (E-F#-G#-A-BC#-D) and E Do­rian mode (E-F#-G-A-B-C#-D).

➋ C Ly­dian Jam

Here’s a fun Zappa-es­que Ly­dian mode jam. Your go-to-scale would be C Ly­dian mode (C-D-E-F#-GA-B), which is ba­si­cally the C Ma­jor scale with a raised 4th. Also, try mix­ing in some E Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (E-G-A-B-D), A Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (A-C-D-E-G) and even B Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A).

➌ Io­nian Mode Jam (A)

This happy lit­tle groove track is based on di­a­tonic chords in the key of A. You will hear A chords, E/A chords and D/A chords. You can use the A Ma­jor scale (A-B-C#-D-EF#-G#) through­out, as well as A Ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (A-B-C#-E-F#), which of course you can think of as F# Mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (F#-A-BC#-E) if that helps.

➍ II-V-I Jazz Jam (Am)

Here we have an A mi­nor II-V-I jazz

Bm7b5 prac­tice track. Chords are

(II), E7 (V) and Am7 (I). As per usual in jazz, you will hear ex­tended ver­sions of th­ese chords. The A Mi­nor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) is your friend here, as well as A Har­monic Mi­nor (A-B-C-D-EF-G#) on the E7 chords. Arpeg­gios: Bm7b5

(B-D-F-A), E7 (E-G#-B-D) and Am7 (A-C-E-G). Have fun! 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.

Try your best Zappa licks over track 2

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