A Funky Blues Jam Track
- Monday, June 20, 2011, 13:37
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I am feeling a little blue today, having just brought two of my boys back from visiting the dentist (ouch!) and a little funky, seeing as this is my first post to this blog in more than a few days/weeks/months!
Anyway, when feeling both blue & funky nothing matches the mood better than a funky blues! Here for your jamming pleasure is a groovy jam track, inspiration coming from watching Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan maul the Minor Pentatonic for 90 minutes on Mr. King’s “In Session” special on PBS.
This is a typical 12-bar blues progression in the key of A. Insert your favorite blues lyrics on top. I keep hearing “Rock Me Baby” over this, but that is B.B. King, not Albert. Maybe a funkified “Crosscut Saw” instead?? Oh well, have fun!
Funky Blues Jam Track – Key of A
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Here are some scale patterns to experiment with:
And here is the tab for the groove/bass line. I wrote each part of the riff just once, it is up to you to remember your blues form – Play A/A/A/A/D/D/A/A/E/D/A/A:
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