Getting Started- C Jam Blues


Learning scales and arpeggios is a good way to build your vocabulary as an improviser. For C Jam Blues (for the ease of string players we will learn this song in the key of D Major) practice these exercises:

D Major scale – D, E, F#, G, A, B, C# D (up and down)

D arpeggio  – D, F#, A, octave D, A, F# D (up and down)

G arpeggio – G, B, D, octave G, D, B, G (up and down)

A arpeggio – A, C#, E, octave A, E, C#, A (up and down)

D Blues Scale – D, F, G, G#, A, C, octave D (up and down)


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