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Jazz Blues

Exercise
Words & Music by John Scofield

h = 120
1

:4 4 DB B Q
c

Charleston rhythm Bb7

DB
( ' '

B B B
( ' '

DB B Q B B DB
' & '

Eb7

B
' & '

B Q B DB B B DB
Bb7 ( ' ' ( ' '

B Q B DB B B DB
( ' ' ( ' '

Eb7

DB B Q B B DB
' & '

B
' & '

DB DB B
' & '

Q B B

B
' & '

Bb7

DB DB
( ' '

B QB B B
( ' '

DB DB
( ' '

B QB B B
( ' '

DB B
) ( )

F7

B B QB
) ( )

DB DB B
' & '

Eb7

Q B B

B
' & '

Bb7

DB DB
( ' '

B QB B B
( ' '

12

DB B

F7

B
) ( )

Q B B

B
) ( )

B QB DB B
L
( ' ( '

Tritones only ( no roots) Bb7

DB B QB B
Eb7

L
' &

B QB DB B
Bb7 ( ' ( '

B QB DB B
L
( ' ( '

DB B
' &

Eb7

Q B B
L
' &

' &

18

DB B QB B
' & ' &

B QB DB B
Bb7 ( '

L
( '

B QB DB B
( '

L
( '

DB B QB B
F7 ) ( ) (

DB B QB B
Eb7 ' &

L
' &

DB
( '

Bb7

B QB B
L
( '

24

DB B
) (

F7

Q B B
) (

With upper extensions Bb13

B B Q B B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

B DB B B QB B
Eb9 ' ' &

Bb13

L
' ' &

B B Q B B DB B
) ( ' ) ( '

B B Q B B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

DB B B
' ' &

Eb9

Q B B B
L
' ' &

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B DB B B QB B
' ' & ' ' &

Bb13

B B B Q B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

B B B Q B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

DB B QB B
F7 ' ) ( ' ) (

B DB B B QB B
Eb9 ' ' &

Bb13

L
' ' &

B B B Q B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

F7#9
36

D DB B B
* ) (

Q B B B
* ) (

Adding chord substitution & ii-V's Bb13 Eb9

B B QB B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

B DB B B QB B
' ' &

Bb13

L
' ' &

B B QB B DB B
) ( ' ) ( '

B B QB B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

DB DB B
% ' &

Eb7

Q BB B
L
% ' &

Edim7
42

DB B
& ' &

Q B B
& ' &

B QDB DB DB FB
Bb7 ' ( '

Eb7

L
% ' &

B QB B DB F B
$ & %

III-VI-ii-V next three bars D7 G7 Cm7

L
$ % $

DB DB
" $ "

Q B

B
" $ "

B QB B DB
F7 " # " " # "

B QB DB B B
Bb7 $ " $

G7

L
$ % $

48

DB B
" $ #

C7

Q FB
DB
" # "

F7

Adding chord substitution & chromatics Bb13 Eb9

B B Q B B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

DB B B
' ' &

Q B B B
L
' ' &

Bb13

B B Q B B DB B
) ( ' ) ( '

L H

B B Q B B DB B
) ( '

L
) ( '

DB DB B
% ' &

Eb7

Q BB B
L
% ' &

Edim7
54

DB B
& ' &

Q B B
& ' &

Bb9

DB
' ( '

B Q DB FB
L
& ' &

A7

DB Q F B B DB F B
Ab7 % & %

G7

C7#9

L
$ % $

D DB B B
% $ #

Q B
DB
" $ "

B QB DB B
" # " " # "

F7

B QB DB B B
Bb7 $ " $

G7

L
$ % $

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DB B
" $ #

C7

Q FB
DB
" # "

F7

Continuous voice leading Bb13 Bb7+5

B B B Q DB DB BB P
) ( '

L
( ( '

DB B B
' ' &

Eb9

Q B BB B P
Edim7

L
& ' &

B B Q DB BB B P DB
Bb7 F7 ) ( '

Fm9

L
' ) (

DB B DB
) ) '

QD FB B P BB
Bb7+5

L
( ( '

65

BB P Q B DB B DB B
Eb9 Bb7 ' ' &

L
' ( '

B DB B Q B BB B P
Eb9 Edim ' ' &

L
& ' &

B Q DB B B DB FB B B P
Bb7 Eb9 ' ( '

D7#9

L
' ' &

B B Q DF B DB BB B P
G7+5 ' & %

Cm7

L
% % $

D DB B Q FB B BB B P
G7 % $ &

L
$ % $

Cm7
70

DB DB
" $ "

QD FB B P
F7+5

BB
# # "

Bb7/6#9F7+5

D DB FB B DB B
# " & # # "

B P B

C7b9 F7+5

D DB B DF B B
# $ # # # "

B P B

And so on. Bb9

DB B B
" " !

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