Master The Minor Blues: A Deep Dive into John Coltrane’s Mr. P.C. (Premium)
Blues, Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Musicians, Premium Only
The Blues is an essential form to master for every jazz musician, but just like most things in jazz, there are dozens of variations to explore. One of the most exciting variations and one that’s exceptionally fun to play over for improvisers of all levels, centralizes the harmony around minor chords rather than dominant chords.
This minor variation is aptly named “minor blues” and you can be sure you’ll encounter it frequently on your jazz journey, as it’s a popular form to call at jam sessions.
The real question though is, will you be ready for it when the time comes?
Most people have a rough idea about the chords in a minor blues and have a basic concept of the scales involved, but what they lack is a solid understanding of minor harmony and the necessary jazz language to solo effectively over this form.
Today we’re going to give you everything you need to know to master the minor blues inspired directly from none other than the one and only, John Coltrane.
John Coltrane – Mr. P.C.
Coltrane’s tune Mr. P.C., named after his dear friend ...
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