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➊ G Minor Blues
We start with this fairly slow and easy-to-approach blues in G minor.
Bb- Use G Minor Pentatonic (G- CD-F) and the G Minor scale Bb- Eb- (G-A- C-D- F) as a starting point and then add a tasty F# leading note from G Harmonic Bb- Eb- Minor (G-A- C-D- F#) for the dominant (D7) chords.
➋ Am Groove Blues
Here we have a fun groove-based blues in A minor. A Minor Pentatonic (A-C-D-E-G) as well as A Minor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) will work great throughout the track. I also recommend playing around with the 7th arpeggios: Am7 (A-C-E-G), Dm7 (D-F-A-C) and Em7 (E-G-B-D).
➌ Bb Jazz Blues
Here’s a standard 12-bar jazz-blues Bb in the common jazz key of (because horns are based in this key Bb and it’s best for them). Combine Bb- Major Pentatonic ( C-D-F-G) Bb Bb-Db-Ebwith Minor Pentatonic ( Ab) F- and then aim for the arpeggios next. Some parts have comping, but the majority of the track leaves lots of space for you to experiment with chords, soloing and any combination thereof.
➍ Acid Jazz Groove Jam (Am)
This one works great with A Dorian mode (A-B-C-D-E-F#-G) and A Minor Pentatonic (A-C-D-E-G). There are two sections, one based on an Am chord and one based on a D9 chord. Arpeggios: Am (A-C-E ) and D9 (D-F#-A-C-E). As always, happy jamming!
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Some cool Kenny Burrell-style jazzblues licks will work great over track 3