Category Archives: Jazz

G major II-V-I practice track

This practice track is intended for bass players who are getting to grips with there II-V-I progressions. The key is G major, with a basic jazz feel, the backing track contains guitar playing the chords and drums doing a slow … Continue reading

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Minor ii-V-I in A minor

The minor ii-V-I is one of the key progressions in all kinds of jazz. The two chord has a flat 5, and the V chord may have a flat nine or a sharp five. They are great fun to improvise … Continue reading

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Practice Track – Autumn Leaves

Many jazz compositions are built up on the II-V-I progression. An example is the tune Autumn leaves, which alternates between II-V-I progressions in G major and E minor (the relative minor of G). This set of practice tracks will help … Continue reading

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Practice Track: Waves of the Danube

This is a practice track for beginning to intermediate guitarists and bass players! The Waves of the Danube was also recorded as “Anniversary Song” and appears under that name in the recordings of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. This track is … Continue reading

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Practice track for bassists

Here is a practice track for bassists interested in playing jazz. One of the fundamental building blocks of jazz is the ii-V-I progression, and practicing the ii-V-I progression in every key should be a must for every aspiring jazz musician! … Continue reading

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Practice Track for Bassists: F major

This is a practice track for beginning and intermediate bassists in a light rock style, based on a simple two chord progression in the key of F major: ||: F              |F       … Continue reading

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Practice track for Bassists

This is a practice track for beginning and intermediate bass players who are interested in playing jazz styles. I have taken the following four chords: ||:Am7 |D7 |Gmaj7 |Cmaj7 : || which are the chords ii V I IV in … Continue reading

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Rob’s Residency at the Homestead Continues

You can still catch me down at the Samford Homestead Restaurant on Friday nights in February and March – (except Friday 2nd March). I play from 6:30pm till 10:00ish. Phone Steve at the restaurant for bookings or more information, on … Continue reading

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Practice tracks: Gypsy Jazz

Here is a great resource for people wanting to learn Gypsy Jazz. Stephane Wremble is a Gypsy Jazz guitarist born in France, and now living in Brooklyn. He has compiled a set of play-a-long backing tracks for a set of … Continue reading

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Practice Track: C major ii-V-I

At the heart of very many jazz tunes is the ii-V-I progression, in the key of C major, that’s Dm7, G7, to Cmaj7. Learning to improvise over ii-V-I progressions is an important skill for jazz improvisation. This practice track allows … Continue reading

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