Hello Folks, this month we are going to dissect Jay McShann's "Jumpin' Blues" which I recorded with Scott Hamilton in 1986 for an album entitled "Swing". We start as always with the chords. This type of swing blues has more chords than the normal 12 bar and the chords for certain verses are arranged while some are more open as you follow the soloist. We learn the first chorus playing in a sort of Freddy Green style we chords descending for the first 4 bars following the bass line.Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
loop @ 10:25 to practice the first part of the progression.
The B section chords are
The first turnaround is
loop @ 18:05 to practice the whole progression. The turnaround in the final run-through is
Finally, below is the backing track to practice with. Note: we're going to be learning the variations, fills and soloing in the coming lessons.