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Joe Pass Style - Blues Chord Melody

Instructor: Mike Edwin Topic(s): Chords, Cool Riffs Style(s): Blues Level(s): Advanced

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1. "In the style of" Joe Pass - Chordal Blues
Mike Edwin
Level: Advanced
Topic: Chords
Style: Blues
Joe Pass Style Blues Guitar Joe Pass is arguably one of the most important and historically significant Jazz Guitar players, in line with the likes of Wes Montgomery and the great Charlie Christian. More particularly though, when the discussion is about Chordal solos and bringing Jazz guitar into the Blues realm (or vice versa), Joe Pass is a figure you can...

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2. "In the style of" Joe Pass - Part 1
Mike Edwin
Level: Advanced
Topic: Cool Riffs
Style: Blues
Hey Guitarist's and Guitarete's. Here are the first 12 bars of our Chordal Blues. Aside from the novelty of having this broken up into manageable sections, I'll be laying out all the chords and substitutions being used in each part. I wont be going so far as to tell you the exact purpose of every note because this would take forever. I will however point o...

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3. "In the style of" Joe Pass - Part 2
Mike Edwin
Level: Advanced
Topic: Cool Riffs
Style: Blues
Welcome back! Same deal as before. I have slowed down the next 12 bar segment for you and will post the chord changes below. Bar 1- Fm7 > E13 Bar 2- Eb9 > Bbdim Bar 3- Bb7 > F altered Bar 4- Fm9 > Bb7 Bar 5- Eb9 > Eb11 > Bbm7 Bar 6- This one is a bit complicated. Starting on beat two we have Eb13 > E9 > Eb9 > Bdim7 and B13 on th...

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4. "In the style of" Joe Pass - Part 3
Mike Edwin
Level: Advanced
Topic: Cool Riffs
Style: Blues
Continuing from the last chorus. Bar 1- following through with Bb9 into Fm7 to Bb13 >Bm7 Bar 2- Bm7 > Eb13 > B#9 Bar 3- Bb9 > Fm9 - Bb13 (B13 - Fm9) Bar 4- on beat 3 we have Bb13 > D9 Bar 5- Eb9 ( from here through the next few bars we see a similar 'up and down' effect with the chords ) Bar 5 continues with Bbm7 > Bbm9 > Bbm7 Bar 6- ...

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