These jam tracks are all blues progressions.

Standard Blues in A

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

Improvise using:

New Orleans Groove with #5 Chord

A New Orleans groove blues in Bb. Use major arpeggios and major pentatonic. Don’t use major scales! They won’t work because these aren’t really major chords. They are all dominant 7 chords. Note that bar 9 has a ‘sharp V chord’.

Progression:

Bb7 | Bb7 | Bb7 | Bb7 |
Eb7 | Eb7 | Bb7 | Bb7 |
F#7 | F7   | Bb7 | Bb7 ||

Improvise using:

  • Major arpeggios
  • Dominant 7 arpeggios
  • Major pentatonic
  • Mixolydian chord scales