Here’s a small teaser excerpt from our
upcoming ebook Introduction to Jazz Blues Vol 1 (available here).
The book will teach you how to play jazz blues, starting with the basics and getting more advanced towards the end. We made sure all important aspects are covered so you’ll have all the tools needed to play jazz blues.
Have a look at this cool little jazz blues lick from one of the later chapters of the book, played in the style of Johnny Smith.
The lick uses a Bb pedal combined with double-stops taken from the related mixolydian scale of each chord. Moving between these double-stops can be tricky, so start slowly and make it a goal to move smoothly between each note in the lick, rather than play it fast and jagged. Smooth double-stops will always sound great, jagged ones often sound forced and rough.