This track will really get your blues juices flowing! We play a traditional slow 12 bar blues in 12/8 and gradually build towards 3 or 4 climaxes within the track. Try to follow along with your own dynamics using the scales we recommend here.

Scales: C Blues

As with most blues tracks, we can use a combination of our major and minor pentatonic scales in the key. In this case, we can use the C minor pentatonic, overlayed with the C major pentatonic. We can also use our trusty C Blues scale (which is the C minor pentatonic with a flattened 5th added). The scale shapes are shown below, so give them a try.

C Minor Pentatonic

C Major Pentatonic

C Blues Scale

Scales: Overlaying the shapes

Here is a fretboard illustrating how you might overlay the shapes when you are jamming. Give it a try and see what happens!

Chords: Typical 12 bar

We are just using three main chords for this track, the 1, 4, 5 in the key of C. We have written out one way to play these chords below, but you can play them however you like when jamming to the track.

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Pure Soul Jam Track in D Major

Plug in and chill out with this laid back jam track in D Major.