JCOL recording project no.3 - June 2020

   Blues for all Key Workers - in all keys

Many of us have been facing various different challenges over the last few months but particular our Key Workers. This is to say thank you to them all. I believe some JCOL-ers are Key Workers themselves so thanks to you too.

Here is a musical challenge: to record yourself playing a solo over a blues which changes key every 12 bars. I have created two versions of a backing track which both start in concert F and go up a semitone each chorus (see chart for sequence of keys). The chord sequence is a major blues (rather than a minor blues). There is a "swing option" and a "funky option".

As with our previous project I would like to encourage you to try using various licks and jazz language (especially blues scale). The JCOL resources "lick bank" now has an abundance of blues scale and minor pentatonic material.

  • Blues in all keys - swing option
  • Blues in all keys - funky option

material copied from JCOL resources main page

Blues Scales

blues scale licks

  • Lick of the Day 05   
  • Lick of the Day 10   
  • Lick of the Day 12   
  • Lick of the Day 16   
  • Lick of the Day 17   
  • Lick of the Day 18 p1   
  • Lick of the Day 18 p2   
  • Lick of the Day 19   
  • Lick of the Day 23   
  • Lick of the Day 25   
  • Lick of the Day 29   
  • Lick of the Day 30   
  • Lick of the Day 37   
  • Lick of the Day 47   
  • Lick of the Day 48   
  • Lick of the Day 50   
  • Lick of the Day 53   
  • Lick of the Day 54   
  • Lick of the Day 55   
  • Lick of the Day 56   

pentatonic licks

  • Lick of the Day 02   
  • Lick of the Day 09   
  • Lick of the Day 14   
  • Lick of the Day 41   
  • Lick of the Day 42   

All the sheet music and the mp3s can be downloaded (right-click on PC or control-click on Mac)

 

 

 

 

 

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