From the album Into Jazz Blues
Fun and easy medium uptempo swing Jazz Blues play-along in G major.
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Tempo = 160 BPM
Key = G Major
II: G7 I C7 I G7 I Dm7 G7 I
I C7 I C#dim7 I G7 I E7alt I
I Am7 I D7 I G7 E7(alt) I Am7 D7 :II
You will hear extensions and alterations of the basic chords on the track - as is commonly done in jazz of course :)
G7 - G B D F
C7 - C E G Bb
Dm7 - D F A C
C#dim7 - C# E G Bb
E7 - E G# B D
Am7 - A C E G
D7 - D F# A C
Scale suggestions for improvisation:
G minor pentatonic scale - G Bb C D F (G)
G minor blues scale - G Bb C C# D F (G)
G major pentatonic scale: G A B D E (G)
G Mixolydian Mode: G A B C D E F (G) - G7 chords
G Dorian Mode: G A Bb C D E F (G) - C7 chords
A Harmonic Minor Scale: A B C D E F G# (A) - E7 Chords
A Dorian Mode: A B C D E F# G (A) - Am7 chords
D Mixolydian Mode: D E F# G A B C (D) - D7 chords
A Dorian and D Mixolydian contains the same notes as G Major Scale!
G Major Scale: G A B C D E F# (G)
You can also treat the E7 as an E7alt chord and use the E Altered Scale...
E Altered Scale: E F G G# Bb C D (E)
E Altered Scale is also known as E Super Locrian - and it's the 7th mode of the F Melodic Minor Scale.