Caravan Gypsy Jazz backing track

 

 

Here is a backing track that I have made for the song ‘Caravan’. This is a gypsy jazz style version with a samba/latin A section and swingin’ B.  It is not in the original key of F minor, but the key of D minor as this the key it often played in when used in a  Django style. This backing track is inspired by the Rosenberg Trio version.

E Funk/Rock blues backing track

My second foray into creating backing tracks resulted in this 12 bar E blues with a funk/rock feel. It has the following structure:

  • Twice round the changes (standard 12 bar blues)
  • Twice round the changes with stops on beat 1 of the first four bars
  • Once round the changes with a funkier feel
  • Twice round the changes where the rhythm parts have changed to a 16th note feel, creating the feeling of doubling the tempo
  • Once round the changes with stops on every bar
  • Once round the changes with a heavier feel
  • Coda (repeat last line 3 times)

I hope people find it useful for practice, the lead breaks hopefully break it up and make it more interesting than just the same feel all the way through. I am trying to create these to feel more like songs to play over than just a backing track. In terms of scales, there are a myriad of options. For me mixolydian works best due to the use of 9th chords instead of plain 7ths.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated or suggestions for future backing tracks as I am trying to do one every month or so.

 

 

 

 

B minor atmospheric backing track

 

As a bit of New Year’s resolution I decided that given all of the backing tracks I use on YouTube it was about time I gave something back and put up some of my own. My first backing track is in the key of B minor. It contains the following chords:

  • B minor
  • G maj7
  • E7/G#
  • Aadd9
  • D maj7
  • F#7
  • Asus4

I suppose it’s an intermediate backing track as you can’t use the same scale throughout. The chords to watch out for are E7 and F#7 as these both contain notes outside of the key. Check the video description for further information.

The song structure is:

  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Bridge
  • Chorus
  • Interlude (same as intro)
  • Verse
  • Bridge
  • Chorus
  • Middle
  • Bridge
  • Chorus
  • Outro (same as intro)

I also thought that rather than having a static picture or chord chart it would be nice to have some images for you to look at whilst you improvise. These are pictures from my very amateur photography. They were taken in a small fishing village in Cornwall, England.

If you wish to use this backing track for anything other than practicing soloing, please email me stroudguitar@gmail.com

Please comment below if you have any feedback on the backing track or what sort of style I should go for next.