Posts Tagged ‘Practices’

Searching for Jazz Backing tracks?

In Jam, Practices on April 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

Hey,

Always looking for new backing tracks? just type “Jazz backing track” on Deezer and here is what you get.

Deezer Jazz Backing track

A lot can also be found on YouTube, but you know all that.

and I guess we can find some others also on Spotify.

Cheers,

🙂

Joe Pass – Caged 3 boxes

In Chords, Methods, Practices on May 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

To be worked every days, in the dark :), extract from Joe Pass method: On Guitar

JPass Caged

Where to find high quality Backing tracks?

In Jam, Practices on September 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

If you are looking  for top quality backing tracks, you can visit Bobby’s Backing Tracks or (BBT) . Except the prices, it is a good source  for all types of tunes.

Also for more backing tracks,  Coffee Break Grooves is another place to go for. You will find nice cool jazz stuffs.

Obviously, do not forget Minus One MMO

and of course Hal Leonard

and Jamey Aebersold, my favorite of all times

Jazz Practice Main Chords sequences and back tracks

In Chords, Jazz, Practices on September 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Here are some of the most usual chord sequences used in jazz. You should transpose the basic harmony to all the keys and play along with the Midi Files

 
The Generic Sequence

Example

Midi File

IIm – V7

Dm – G7

IIm V7

IIm – V7 – Imaj7

Dm – G7 – Cmaj7

IIm V7 Imaj7

IIm7b5 – V7alt – Im6

Dm7b5 – G7alt – Cm6

IIm V7 Imin

Imaj7 – VI7b9 – IIm7 – V7 – IIIm7 – VI7b9 – II7 – V7 Cmaj7 – A7b9 – Dm7 – G7 – Em7 – A7b9 – D7 – G

I VI II V

I7

C7

I7

V7 – Imaj7

G7 – Cmaj7

V7 Imaj7

Practice the exercises in a slow tempo at first and increase the speed gradually until you master them.
1 – index; 2 – middle; 3 – ring; 4 – small.

from Guitar Solo

Mid back tracks also here

Blues Practice Main Chords sequences and back tracks

In Blues, Chords, Practices on September 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm


Here are some of the most usual chord sequences used in blues. You should transpose the basic harmony to all the keys and play along with the Midi Files

The Generic Sequence

Example

Midi File

I – IV – I – I – IV – IV – I – I – V – IV – I – V

C – F – C -C7 – F – F – C – C – G – F – C – G7

I

Im – Im – Im -Im – IVm -IVm – Im – Im – V7 – V7 – Im – Im

Cm – Cm – Cm -Cm – Fm – Fm – Cm – Cm – G7 – G7 – Cm – Cm

II

I7 – III7 – VIm7 – Vm7/I7 – IV7 -IV7 – I7/VII7 – bVII7/VI7 – V7 – IV7 – I7 – V7

C9 – E7#9 – Am7 – Gm7/C7 – F9 – F9 – C7/B7 – bB7/A7 – G7 – F7 – C7 – G7

III

I7 – IV – I – I7 – IV7 – IV7 – I7 – VI7 – IIm7 – V7 – I7 – V7

C7 – F – C – C7 – F9 – F9 – C7 – A7 – Dm7 – G7 – C7 – G7

IV

Im7 – IV7 – Im7 – IV7 – Im7 – IV7 – Im7 – IV7 – Im7/Im#7 – Im7/Im6 – bVI9 – V7#5 – Im7/Im#7 – Im7/Im6 – bVI9 – V7#5

Cm7 – F7 – Cm7 – F7 – C7 – F7 – C7 – F7 – Cm7/Cm#7 – Cm7/Cm6 – bA9 – G7#5 – Cm7/Cm#7 – Cm7/Cm6 – bA9 – G7#5

V

I7 – I7 – I7 – I7 – bIII7 – bIII7 – IV7 – IV7 – V7 – V7 – I7 – I7

C7 – C7 – C7 – C7 – bE7 – bE7 – F7 – F7 – G7 – G7 – C7 – C7

VI

I7#9 – V7 – I7 – I7 – IV7 – bVdim – I7 – I7 – II7 – V7 – I7/IV – I/V

C7#9 – G7 – C7 – C7 – F7 – bGdim – C7 – C7 – D7 – G7 – C7/F – C/G

VII

from Guitar Solo

Mid tracks also here

II-V-I Jazz exercice d’accords (inversions)

In Chords, Practices on July 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

by Robert Ridgeway, from wholeNote Guitar lesson.

then

and then

II-V-I Jazz exercice d’accords (inversions) for print

mp3 Sounds

II-V-I Substitutions practice

In Chords, Practices, Theorie on November 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Download or listen to the mp3 background here

Minor Blues (sheet and mp3) practice

In Blues, Practices on October 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

My today’s favorite backgroung concerns minor blues in Dm7 (Relative F Major), here is a nice sample. (from Cheap Trick – Gift)

Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. The band consists of Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Bun E. Carlos (drums).

II-V-I licks in 6 keys

In Practices, Scales, Theorie on October 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Practices for the II-V-I licks in 6 keys, A simple II-V-I Progression, starting in Dmaj7:

The mp3 background

Em7 – A7b9 – DMaj7 – DMaj7

Dm7 – G7b9 – CMaj7 – CMaj7

Cm7 – F7b9 – BbMaj7 – BbMaj7

Bbm7 – Eb7b9 – AbMaj7 – AbMaj7

Abm7 – Db7b9 – GbMaj7 – GbMaj7

Gbm7 – B7b9 –  EMaj7 –  EMaj7

All major Arpegio (in all keys)

In Practices, Scales, Theorie on October 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Practice your arpegio, in all keys from the right to the left , and from top to bottom!  Here is that music sheet and the mp3 background.

Arpegio s Major (partition)

and the mp3 background