Sweet Georgia Brown

Haven’t shared much on here from the main band I play in, Swing from Paris. ┬áLast night we had a band practice and decided to arrange this old jazz standard from the 1920s. Here is the end result:

 

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.

 

 

New Year Offer

New year offer

Guitars make great Xmas gifts, but it can be a little bit daunting knowing where to start if you’re a beginner. I’ve decided to extend my Xmas offer for the full month of January. Whether you’re a ┬ábeginner, intermediate or advanced player – my offer is 3 lessons for the price of 2 and designed to help kick start your guitar playing in 2013. I teach rock,blues and jazz and tailor my lessons to what you want to learn. Lessons take place in my music room at my home in Kings Stanley ( inbetween Stroud and Stonehouse).

For further info please call: 07922 159 574 or email at: stroudguitar@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your musical goals for 2013!

Andy