From the album Into Jazz Blues

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Head boppin' medium swing jazz blues play-along in Eb major, a popular key for sax players.

Watch on YouTube with intro improvisation:

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Tempo = 100BPM

Chord Progression:

II: Eb7 I Ab7 I Eb7 I Fm7 Eb7 I
I Ab7 I Adim7 I Eb7 I C7alt I
I Fm7 I Bb7 I Eb7 C7alt I Fm7 Bb7 :II

On the track, you will hear extentions and alterations of the basic chords - as is common in jazz :)

Scale suggestions:

Eb minor pentatonic scale: Eb Gb Ab Bb Db

Eb minor blues scale: Eb Gb Ab A Bb Db

Eb major pentatonic scale: Eb F G Bb C


Eb Mixolydian Mode: Eb F G Ab Bb C Db - Eb7 chords

Eb Dorian Mode: Eb F Gb Ab Bb C Db - Ab7 chords

F Harmonic Minor Scale: F G Ab Bb C Db E - C7 Chords

F Dorian Mode: F G Ab Bb C D Eb - Fm7 chords

Bb Mixolydian Mode: Bb C D Eb F G Ab - Bb7 chords

F Dorian and Bb Mixolydian contain the same notes as the Eb Major Scale!

Eb Major Scale: Eb F G Ab Bb C D

You can also treat the C7 as a C7alt chord and use the C Altered Scale...

C Altered Scale: C Db Eb E Gb Ab Bb

C Altered Scale is also known as C Super Locrian - and it's the 7th mode of the Db Melodic Minor Scale.


Eb7 - Eb G Bb Db

Ab7 - Ab C Eb Gb

Bbm7 - Bb Db F Ab

Adim7 - A C Eb Gb

C7 - C E G Bb

Fm7 - F Ab C Eb

Bb7 - Bb D F Ab