One of the main parts of jazz is the blues. Mixing Blues phrases with jazz phrases is a huge part of the jazz tradition from the beginning and until now. When you listen to George Benson, Joe Pass or Wes Montgomery playing a standard you hear a lot of phrases that are blues phrases. But the Blues doesn’t actually belong on a jazz progression, so in this video I am going to demonstrate how you can use blues phrases on a medium jazz standard.
Some of the approaches are strictly using the Blues scale of the key, but since the blues is more than just a scale there are other phrasing tricks and a few modern harmony ideas that help getting some blues phrasing in there.
The Lesson includes a 2 Chorus Solo on a slow medium tempo There’s No Greater Love. Lot’s of phrases that mix blues ideas and phrasing with more traditional bop melodies. Some challenging double time and triplet runs to improve you technique.
Some of the topics I discuss:
Different Blues Scales for a Jazz Standard
How to make blues phrases
Where to use Blues in a Jazz Context
Phrasing tips and technique
Examples of Blues Phrases on a Tonic chord
2 Chorus Solo, Transcription and Analysis
Blues Phrases on different chords
Double Time phrases
The Download includes:
- 2 chorus Solo Performance video
- 6 Examples of Bb Jazz Blues licks
- 2 Video lessons, Exercises and solo (63 min)
- PDF/GuitarPro Transcription
- Mp3 Backing track
- Mp3 Performance