Jazz-Blues Lesson

by Ramiro Delforte

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  • Hi GMC! This lesson is dedicated to that great style that is the Jazz-Blues. As you may know the blues is the father of Jazz, and in the beginning this two styles where combined. The progression in this lesson is a blues but with some replacements and the lead guitar does some typical jazz embellishments (like approximation notes) but also I use some pentatonics with the blue note in it.

    One thing you will notice is that I don't use bending in this lesson. The traditional jazz players don't bend like rock or modern blues players. So the little bends I included in this lesson are a light touch to show how they do it. You can try to improvise over the backing track without bending, it's a good exercise.

    You can listen to jazz traditional players to hear this kind of blues, like George Benson or Joe Pass.

    The chord progression is: C7- F7- C7 Gm7- C7 F#9- F9 Cm7- F9 F#dim7- C7 Gm7- C7 F#9- G7- F9- C7 F9- C7 G9.

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