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2 Bars Of 8 Keys Backing Track
When improvising try to play phrases that start on the down beat, and on the off beat. Try phrases that both start and end on the root of the scale, and ideas that do not start on the root.
Practicing scales using guitar backing tracks is an excellent way to improve many aspects of you’re playing. This type of practice will help you improve your scale knowledge, technique, tone, and your sense of rhythm. It’s also a lot more fun than practicing with only a metronome! This backing track is designed to get you practicing in eight keys.
The chords that are played here are all power chords, or 5th chords. You will see them written as G5, Ab5, A5, Bb5, B5, C5, Db,and D. The cool thing here is that because the power chord does not contain the third degree, you can treat it as both a major, or minor chord. This gives you the ability to practice various scales over this track in twelve keys at fifteen different tempos. Practice a new lick, scale, or arpeggio. Its super useful, I use these tracks in my lessons everyday.
This progression starts with an G5 chord. After 2 bars moves to an Ab5 chord and after that continues moving up one half step at a time. The notation under the mp3 player is there for you to follow the chords. Practice each one of the scales with whole, half, quarter, eighth notes; eighth note triplets, and sixteenth notes. Use the different tempos to help you get faster and improve your technique. Also, improvise using the individual scales; this will help you hear the differences between each scale. Pay attention to the vibe or feel of the scale when played over the backing track.
They each sound pretty distinct, don’t they? Once you add this to your vocabulary, you can use those differences in tonal qualities to add flavor to your improvisations. Getting comfortable with recognizing how different scales sound over backing tracks will make it much easier for you to pick out these scales when you here them in songs you’re listening to. This will really help your ability to figure out melodies and solos you here in your favorite tunes!
Free Demo Backing Track
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