From the album Into Jazz Blues

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Uptempo Jazz Blues jam track in F Major. Full-on swing mode at 200 BPM - here we go!

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Chord Progression:

II: F7 I Bb7 I F7 I Cm7 F7 I
I Bb7 I Bdim7 I F7 I D7 I
I Gm7 I C7 I F7 D7 I Gm7 C7 :II

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

Try these scales:

F minor pentatonic scale: F Ab Bb C Eb (F)

F minor blues scale: F Ab Bb B C Eb (F)

F major pentatonic scale: F G A C D (F)


F Mixolydian Mode: F G A Bb C D Eb (F) - F7 chords

F Dorian Mode: F G Ab Bb C D Eb (F) - Bb7 chords

G Harmonic Minor Scale: G A Bb C D Eb F# (G) - D7 Chords

G Dorian Mode: G A Bb C D E F (G) - Gm7 chords

C Mixolydian Mode: C D E F G A Bb (C) - C7 chords

G Dorian and C Mixolydian contains the same notes as F Major Scale!

F Major Scale: F G A Bb C D E (F)

You can also treat the D7 as a D7alt chord and use the D Altered Scale...

D Altered Scale: D Eb F F# Ab Bb C (D)

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


F7 - F A C Eb

Bb7 - Bb D F Ab

Cm7 - C Eb G Bb

Bdim7 - B D F Ab

D7 - D F# A C

Gm7 - G Bb D F

C7 - C E G Bb