If, like me you find you need more than 12 bars a couple of times a week to get in to improvised solos, here are some practice tracks I have done so that I can try out ideas and just get the feel of it. It's all basic stuff at the moment and I will add further stuff as I create it.
These tracks are just backings but they don't stop after 12 bars, they keep going, more or less forever - especially if you put your media player on loop. Successful improvising is in no way guaranteed as a result of using this page but at least it won't be for the lack of trying (here I speak for myself).
I hope you find this useful and/or amusing (I'm easily amused). Let me know if there are any other tracks that you would like to see here and I will try and include them - given time!
|Basic 12 bar in Bb 4 bar intro|
|Alternative 12 Bar||12 bar with modified progression||Chord Sequence|
|4 Bars looping:||Cm, F7, Bb|
|Alright OK||Open for solo's section of alright OK You win||Alright OK Chords|
|Thieves in the Temple||Prince/Herbie Hancock - Gm|
|Autumn Leaves||Autumn Leaves (Bossa Style)||Autumn Leaves Chords|
|Georgia On My Mind||Georgia On My Mind||Georgia On My Mind Chords|
Here are some midi backing tracks using the changes found in the realbook. (fifth edition).
|As Time Goes By|
|The Girl From Ipanema|
|Isn't It Romantic|
|Have You Met Miss Jones|
|Have You Met Miss Jones (Bossa))|
|Lullaby Of Birdland|
|My Funny Valentine|
|They Can't Take That Away From Me|
Here's a cool midi player for windows, change key and tempo if you like.