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Improvising over a Blues

I’ve been shedding a lot of blues recently and I’ve been exploring new ways of playing over a ‘jazz 12′. I recorded one of my practice sessions and found this chorus that I played and so I transcribed it to analyse and pick apart my new approach…

It’s a solo mainly based on arpeggios whereas I would have mainly played blues scale or pentatonics over these changes before. I like skipping onto the ‘blue notes’ such as the b5, b3, b7, and b9 too! The line over the ‘G7 altered’ chord in bar 12 is based on the Ab melodic minor (so that we can play on all the altered extensions of G7!).

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