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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Soloing: 12 Bar Minor Blues

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Tips and Techniques,
Soloing 12 Bar Minor Blues Part 1.
All right it's time to practice
all the stuff I just taught you.
The vibrato, the hammer-ons,
pull-offs, bends exotic bends.
All of this stuff and we'll practice
it this over a G-minor blues.
And G-minor blues.
First we have,
we have a 12 8 kind of feeling.
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So G minor.
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Back to C minor, G minor,
E flat 7, that's something
called a tritone substitution,
it's a tritone substitution for A7.
I am speaking more about this in the jazz
basics block, in the gypsy jazz block, but
for now you just need to
know it's an E flat 7,
leading chromatically leading
to D7 dominant to G minor.
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Then D7,
then D7 augmented leading back, so.
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Four bars.
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Two bars.
And two bars back to G minor.
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Two bars.
No, one bar of E flat 7.
One bar of E7.
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Two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
And now the bar of G minor 7.
So it's 12 bars, and it's a G minor blues.
So just be careful on this.
It's not a good idea to use this note,
because this is a major, major 3rd.
But otherwise, in the pentatonic.
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You can use this one.
The blue note.
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D flat.
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You can do these bends, all these bends I,
I showed you.
You can do these exotic bends.
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And you can do the hammer-ons.
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And the pull-offs.
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Stuff like that, and
just on this E flat 7 chord, be careful
with this note because it's the major 7th,
it doesn't really fit over that chord.
If a jazz player would play
over these chord changes,
he would play a scale like this.
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E flat, lydian flat 7 and D flat.
But you can learn more about
that in the jazz basics block.
But for now you stay away from that note.
[SOUND] On the E flat
rather play this note.
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So here, I'm gonna sing along.
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Same idea.
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Tips and Techniques,
Soloing 12 Minor Blues Part 2.
Let me just add one little thing
about playing blues like I just did.
As you can see, this guitar is
pure acoustic at the moment,
I don't even have it plugged in.
This is the way the blues was
originally played back in the days and
later when the electric guitar came,
people started using effects and
pedals and all that kind of stuff.
And of course, feel free to use that.
Feel free to try and find your own sound.
But since this is kind of a basic
intermediate kind of block this one before
moving on to more advanced stuff, I would
recommend you to practice it acoustically
or maybe just with a clean electric sound
without any distortion or other effect.
So you're making sure that you have
a clean technique that you're,
what you're doing is sounding good.
And then you can start adding the effects
and practicing with the effects.
All right.
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So practice along with this backing track,
use some of these techniques I showed.
You don't, you don't have to sing and
even if you sing,
you don't have to sing that loud.
You can maybe sing a bit for yourself.
Hum a little bit.
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So.
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So
the music comes from here and
here, instead of here.
And you can send in a video and
I will review it for you and
give you some feedback.
That's the whole point about this site.
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