Tag: jam track

Country Rockabilly Jam Track in A major

Here is a fun, new jam track I wrote and recorded in A major.

Update: the video is taken down atm, as the copyright algorithm on Youtube claims its actually a Russian rock song from the 80s (?). Altough there is no similarity, the publisher of the song rejected (!) my polite ask to remove the copyright claim. I’m on it. Hoping to see this matter resolved quickly.

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This track is your perfect companion to learn how to improvise over a country rockabilly rhythm. Part A is a classic train rhythm, whereas part B adds a bit more bounce in a typical rockabilly swing or jump blues style. Part C features classic ‘blues stops’. Stick around for the end (full boppin’ jump blues mode, with a walking bass!) Enjoy these and many more of my jam tracks!

Producing realistic parts

Like most of my jam tracks, this country rockabilly track uses a bass part that is made with Spectrasonics Trilian, one of my favorite virtual instruments. Below is an overview of the acoustic bass part, meticulously designed to be as real as possible. Especially in a genre like country or rockabilly, it’s important to jam over a natural groove, without quantization. Adding the extra noises that the neck of the double bass makes adds to the vintage feel and realism.  I hope you enjoy this country rockabilly guitar track!

under the hood of the double bass part

And this is how it sounds:

Buy The Track

If you want to use the track on your own social media channels, you can buy a HQ-WAV version (and MP3) of this vintage country & rockabilly backing track in A major here:

Bluesy Funk Soul – Jam Track in Gm

Enjoy this bluesy funk soul jam track in Gm. It fits the funky guitar solo I posted earlier. I remixed & remasterd the track to give you a lot of space to improvise! Download this free chart of the G Dorian mode if you’re unsure what notes to play:

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Funk 'stabs'

Funk tracks are great to learn and improve your rhythmic timing. Try to play these ‘stabs’ (=short, dramatically emphasized notes) at the right time. This part of this bluesy funk-soul track is inspired by 70s TV themes like ‘Shaft’.

About The Track

When we look at the harmony of this track, it is a 12/24 bar blues, with a minor I chord. This brings a Dorian flavor to the track (G Dorian).  

Buy The Track Here

I offer a high-quality (WAV + MP3) download of this bluesy funk soul jam track that you can use on your own social media channels. Get it here:

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Atmospheric Groove Jam Track (Am, 76 BPM)

Atmospheric groove in A minor (76 bpm). A dynamic guitar backing track in A minor, with a dreamy, ambient, and bright A-section and a darker B-section. So a slow tempo, but definitely not a ballad. Download the chords & tabs here:

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Blues Shuffle Guitar Solo in A

Here’s a new blues shuffle video, this time in the key of A! A real bag of licks here, with some inspiration from players like Eric Clapton, Matt Schofield, Josh Smith and others. Enjoy!

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About Blues Shuffle Guitar Solo

This blues shuffle guitar solo is played over parts A & B of the backing track (see below). Part A is a basic 12-bar blues in A, where part B (‘the chorus’) is an 8-bar vamp that starts from the IV chord (D7). In the B-section, the B3 Hammond organ enters for a fuller, sound and the bass starts ‘walking‘ in the groove. I love playing over shuffles with ‘real-life’ musicians, so I spend quite some time on the drums & bass to create a natural shuffle groove. Part C is a break, where drums & bass play a little softer, and the harmony stays on the I-chord (A7) twice as long. Enjoy!

Gear Used
  • Gibson ES-335, straight into the amp (Fuchs Blackjack Mk II)
  • FX added in the box (mostly slap delay and reverb)
  • Arturia B3 V
  • Backing Track
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    More Shuffles
    There are some more mid-tempo blues guitar shuffles on my channel/blog, in the key of E:
  • Shuffle Blues Solo #2
  • Blues Shuffle Solo (+Tab) | Josh Smith – Style