Monthly Archives: August 2011

Practice Track: C major folk rock

This is a practice track for beginning and intermediate players to play along with. It is in a basic folk rock style, but can be used by people interested in country or rock as well. You can use the track … Continue reading

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Practice Track: Old Style Country

Here is a practice track with a simple folk strum and rock drum beat. There is a guitar line somewhat in the style of Johny Cash recordings ┬áto give it a country feel – with major pentatonic scale runs. This … 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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Practice Track: E Minor Pentatonic

One of the songs I teach my beginning students is known affectionately as “Em Pentatonic on the First Two strings”. It uses only four notes, B, D, E and G, and three simple two finger chords, Em, G6 and Amin9 … Continue reading

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