From the album Into The Blues, Vol. 2

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Slow Blues ballad jam track in D minor

Watch on youtube - with intro improvisation:

Tempo = 60 BPM

Chord progression:

II: Dm I Gm I Dm I Dm I
I Gm I Gm I Dm I Dm I
I A I Bb A I Dm I A :II

Scale suggestions:

D minor pentatonic scale - D F G A C

D minor blues scale - D F G G# A C

D minor scale - D E F G A Bb C

A chords:

D harmonic minor scale - D E F G A Bb C#


Treat it as an altered chord and use the altered scale:

A altered scale - A Bb C C# Eb F G

The altered scale is the mode which starts on the 7th step of the melodic minor scale, so in other words - the notes of A altered scale are the same as those of Bb melodic minor scale :)

The triads will come in useful:

Dm - D F A

Gm - G Bb D

A - A C# E

Bb - Bb D F

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