JAM TRACKS TIPS
Use these to navigate our bonus backing tracks
➊ Slow Jazzy Blues (A)
We start with a fun slow jazzy blues jam in A. Great for anyone wanting to add a little jazz to their blues playing or work on crossing over into more straight-ahead jazz territory. You’ll get off to a great start mixing A Minor Pentatonic (A-C-D-E-G) and A Major Pentatonic (A-B-C#-E-F#).
➋ Easy Reggae Blues (Em)
This jam is in good old E minor and you can use E Minor Pentatonic (E-G-A-B-D) and E Minor scale (E-F#-G-A-B-C-D) throughout the progression.
➌ A Mixolydian Jam
This two-chord vamp (A-G) was specifically designed for exploring A Mixolydian mode (A-B-C#-D-EF#-G) in a blues context. I recommend switching between A Mixolydian (A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G), A Minor Pentatonic (A-C-D-E-G) and A Minor Blues scale (A-C-D-D#E-G) to really explore the space where Mixolydian meets the blues!
➍ B Minor Groove Blues
We finish with a fun groove blues jam in B Minor. Use B Minor Pentatonic (B-D-E-F#-A) as your starting point here and find that groove ‘pocket’. Happy jamming!
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