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Quick Win: 10 Jazz Blues Songs You Need to Know

So what are some jazz blues heads that you absolutely need to know for jazz jam sessions and gigs?

Well, today I’m gonna share with you 10 that you absolutely should know.

Listen to episode 342

In this episode:

  1. Simple melody with some kind of cool bebop-y elements in it.
  2. Super easy blues head that uses only 5 notes!
  3. A very common jam session jazz-blues
  4. A minor blues head
  5. A unique concert Eb blues
  6. An entry-level bebop head
  7. A great up-tempo minor blues
  8. This one’s super easy to learn as long as you know the Bb pentatonic scale
  9. A great bebop bird blues to play
  10. This blues is uniquely in 3/4 time signature

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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