Guitar Techniques

JAM TRACKS TIPS

Use these to navigate our bonus backing tracks

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➊ G Minor Jam

This vamp was specifical­ly designed for exploring the G Minor scale

Bb- Eb-

(G-A- C-D- F) in a blues context. You can always start with

Bb-

G Minor Pentatonic (G- C-D-F) and then add the remaining

Eb). twonotes (A and

➋ Feel-good Reggae Blues (A)

You’ll get off to a great start mixing happy sounding A Major Pentatonic (A-B-C#-E-F#) with the bluesier A Minor Pentatonic (A-C-D-E-G) on this feel-good jam.

➌ G Major Jazz Jam (I-VI-II-V)

Here we have a I-VI-II-V progressio­n in G Major. Chords are G-E7-Am7-D7, although you will hear extensions along the way. G Major scale (G-A-B-C-D-E-F#) works throughout, except on the E7 chords, where A Harmonic Minor (A-B-C-D-E-F-G#) does it.

➍ Slow Jazzy Blues (B)

This slow jazzy blues is perfect for anyone wanting to add a little jazz to their sound, or work on crossing over into more straight-ahead jazz. Start by mixing B Minor Pentatonic (B-D-E-F#-A) and B Major Pentatonic (B-C#-D#-F#-G#). Visit www.Quistorama.com/jamtracks and subscribe to www.youtube.com/ QuistTV for more jam tracks, licks and Wednesday Warm-ups. Quist’s latest album Loop Improvisat­ions, Vol. 1 is out now and you can also find him on Spotify, Instagram & Patreon.

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