Later he goes to Bb for a while because that is a key a lot of horn and sax players like. He also teaches thirds and sixths interval for comping. As to soloing we can learn the Mixolydian patterns and then move/use them over the 1-4-5 chords of our key. Those horn and sax players are partners to this Jump Blues style as a lot of guitar players have stolen their reedy moves and used them as in diads and double stops and even the evil Tritone. The patterns we will use are short respective scales but not using all of the strings. Then resolving to an interval. Think Django fluency. Moving along string sets: the common voicings use the 2nd, 3d, and 4th strings. 2 note intervals consist of 3ds and 6ths and 7th or triad chords and adding the 7th. That 7th note is the trickiest note. Its got 5 or more different variations to it.
That's not all this first lesson has to offer. He also teaches us to play bass lines which we may already know and love and but didn't realize were the Mixolydian mode? I was ignorant but not no mo'.
These bass lines are ones you have picked out a thousand times listening and playing along with your favorite music. Chicago Blues, Texas Blues, Boogie Woogie Blues! The Mixolydian Mode was invented by Pythagoras of Samos an ancient Greek! Yes please I want tzatziki with that! See Jump Blues II reviewed below.
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