Tag Archives: A minor

Practice Track: A Minor Blues

Here is a practice track for beginning or intermediate guitarists to sharpen up their minor blues solos. The Key is A minor – so use the A minor Pentatonic. For a more sophisticated approach, you can also make excursions into … 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: A minor blues

The Blues form is one of the basic forms for jamming in rock, jazz, and of course blues. Here is a practice track to help get your chops up to speed on the A minor blues. The chord progression is … Continue reading

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Rock Practice Track – A

Here is a rock practice track in the key of A. The chords are A, C, D and E – all power chords comprising the root and fifth.  It is done at a slowish 100bpm, so you should have plenty … 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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Soloing over Scarborough Fair

The subject if this post is how to solo over the traditional tune Scarborough Fair. My arrangement of the melody puts it into the Dorian Mode of the G major scale. That is the key is A minor with a … 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 Track: A natural minor on first two strings

This practice track goes with one of the tunes in my guitar method – see page 21. It is suitable for beginning guitar players who know the notes on the first two strings. Here is the tune at 70bpm: With … Continue reading

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Practice Track: Am7&E7

This practice track is suitable for beginning and intermediate guitar and bass players, in a funk – rock style. Here is the chord chart:There are many ways to tackle playing over the progression, here are a few suggestions for Guitarists.  … Continue reading

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