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Another brilliant pairing; Blues Jam Factory is all about second position, whereas Bones of the Blues is all about third, fourth, fifth, and sixth positions.
Both books focus on the blues as you might be able to tell from the title.Blues Jam Factory starts with very basic blues pieces that you can use at a jam session or in a band – these are your fallback blues basics. Things like the Hoochie Coochie riff and basic blues shuffles.Then we get into more involved playing but still it is all quite simple.
Here you will find rhythms, riffs, horn lines, baselines, and easy tunes, all steeped in the blues.Progressing onto Bones of the Blues, this book starts with a refresher of the 12-bar blues structure and some chugging chords before we get into single notes from here onwards.
Now you are going to learn minor pentatonic scales in the keys of E minor, D minor, A minor, and B minor. Using these notes we will learn how to play and extend these scales before using them to improvise with. There are eight tunes, two in each of the above mentioned keys. All composed to use the notes in those scales, so you should have no problem playing them.
The aim of this book is to enable you to play tunes and improvise on the blues using four different keys, or if you like, four different positions: third, fourth, fifth and sixth.