Hi guys,


Thought I would share this Easy Minor turnaround Jazz Backing Track with you all!





Just use good old A minor pentatonic OR look below for more sexy scale options! Starts at 0:35.


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The progression is basically a variation of the minor key turnaround (2-5-1) and it will prepare you for playing a minor blues progression like this one:


Jazz Blues backing track (Am)




Chord progression:

II: Am I Am I F7 I E7alt II


I Am I Am/G I F7 I E7alt :II


On the track, you will hear extensions of these chords - as is common in jazz of course




Scale suggestions:




A minor pentatonic scale - A C D E G (A)


A minor blues scale - A C D D# E G (A)


A minor scale - A B C D E F G (A)




F7 chords =


Lydian b7 - F G A B C D Eb (F)


F lydian b7 is basically the 4th mode of the C melodic minor scale, so you could think C melodic minor scale instead if that helps you...


C melodic minor scale - C D Eb F G A B (C)




E7 chords =


E phrygian dominant - E F G# A B C D (E)


E phrygian dominant is basically the 5th mode of the A harmonic minor scale, so you could also think A harmonic minor.. only ONE note is different from the A minor scale!! (G becomes G#)


A harmonic minor scale - A B C D E F G# (A) - E


For more info, tips and phrygian dominant exercises check out Matt Warnock's great guitar lesson here on the topic HERE:


How to Play the Phrygian Dominant Scale for Guitar




OR




Try out some more advanced colours on the E7 by treating it as an altered chord and using phrygian dominant - aka the altered scale:


E altered scale - E F G Ab Bb C D (E)


The E altered scale is the 7th mode (starting on the 7th step of )the F melodic minor scale, so in other words - the notes of E altered scale are the same as those of F melodic minor scale

F melodic minor scale - F G Ab Bb C D E (F)




Arpeggios:



Am7 = A C E G


F7 = F A C Eb


E7 = E G# B D




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Here are some 2-5-1 practice jam tracks you might find useful...






And more Jazz Backing Tracks...








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