Monthly Archives: October 2011

C major practice track

Here is a simple practice track for practicing improvising in a C major scale. The chords are |G               |Am               |Bm7b5             … Continue reading

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Keep It Simple

Something I like to tell my students is that good music comes from a place of simplicity. If you are struggling to execute whatever musical ideas you are trying to express with your playing, your attention will be on the … Continue reading

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Practice Track: A natural minor, 3/4 time.

Here is a practice track to help you get familiar with playing 3 beats to the bar. While a great deal of music commonly heard in rock and pop is in 4 beats to the bar, playing in 3 beats … 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: Am D9 Funk

Here is a practice track for those wanting to polish up their soloing over a funk style A minor groove. The place to start with soloing over this groove, which alternates between Am7 and D9 is the A minor pentatonic … Continue reading

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