Jam #1 – D Mixolydian at 100 bpm

Progression: D | D | C | C | G | G | D | D

Improvise using:

  • CAGED arpeggios
  • Major pentatonic scales based on CAGED shapes

Jam #2 – B♭ Funk in the style of Chameleon (Herbie Hancock)

Progression: B♭m7 | E♭7

Improvise using:

  • B♭ minor pentatonic
  • B♭ Dorian
    • …same as E♭ Mixolydian
    • …same as A♭ major, so – any A♭ major CAGED shape

Jam #3 – Simple Blues in A

Progression: A | A | A | A | D | D | A | A | E | D | A | E

Improvise using:

Jam #4 – Wonderful Slippery Thing (theme)

Progression: Bm7 | D7 | Gmaj7 | F#7(#5)

Improvise using:

  • B min pentatonic
  • B Phrygian (G major)
  • Over the F#7:
    • F# diminished half-whole
    • F# altered (F# super Locrian, G melodic minor)
    • F# Phrygian dominant (B harmonic minor)

Jam #5 – C Ionian

Progression: C Em | F G | C Em | F C

Improvise using:

  • C major pentatonic
  • C major

Jam #6 – Non-diatonic Rock Ballad

Progression:

C E7 | F G |
C E7 | F C |
C E7 | F Fm |
C E7 | F G 

Improvise using:

  • C major
  • E7 – bring out the G#
    • E maj pentatonic
    • E mixolydian (A major)
  • Fm – bring out the Ab
    • Fm pentatonic
    • F dorian (Eb major / C natural minor)
    • F aeolian (Ab major)
  • Throw in C minor pentatonic every once in a while