Welcome to episode 185 of the LJS Podcast where we continue “Jazz Blues Month!” In this episode, I cover the first of 3 strategies I’ll be covering on crushing it on a jazz blues. Strategy #1 is “Mapping”, and I go over 3 phases of mapping over a jazz blues. After mapping, the mystery of what notes to play will be completely solved.
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We are continuing Jazz Blues Month here on the LJS podcast where we are diving in deep to the jazz blues, the importance of it and of course, how to improvise over it and master the jazz blues.
In week 1, last week of the podcast, I gave you 3 reasons why you need to master the jazz blues, how important this is and how powerful this is and how it can give you an unfair advantage in your jazz playing if you are highly proficient at it.
And in this week, we are starting our first of 3 strategies we are going over here. We are talking about how to map out a jazz blues for improv success and how important I believe this is in the several different phases of the mapping process that will start to unlock this important chord form in jazz.
In this episode:
1. Mapping and why it’s so important
2. A Basic Jazz Blues Form run-through
3. Phase 1: Chord Tone Mapping
4. Phase 2: Guide Tone Mapping
5. Phase 3: Scale Mapping
6. How to take Mapping to the next level on a jazz blues
I look forward to having you join me in the next episode!