Blues Backing Tracks

 
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Here’s a number of blues backing tracks to practice jamming with the blues scale and develop your blues soloing. These tracks are from the Jamplay backing tracks library which includes over 700 backing tracks and an ability to browse tracks by style, key or instructor. Jam here with the tracks or if you want to download them, you can download them at the JamPlay library.

Try developing your soloing with the blues scale and the minor pentatonic with these tracks. Additionally, as the Dorian mode is the blusiest of all the major scale modes, it will work on many of these tracks too.

Playlist

I’ve put all the tracks here into a playlist so you can play through them all, and then you can access each of the individual tracks with their transcriptions below.

Individual Tracks:

The Thrill is Absent In A

The Thrill is Absent In A 

A slower blues backing track by David Wallimann inspired by BB King. Try using A minor pentatonic and A blues scale on this one.

Transcription:

Spicy Soup Blues in B

Spicy Soup Blues in B 

A nice laid back blues backing by David Wallimann, ideal for experimenting with the B minor pentatonic and B blues scales.

Transcription:

Rockabilly Blues in E

Rockabilly Blues in E 

An upbeat rockabilly track to practice your soloing with E minor pentatonic or E blues scale. Here’s the track transcription:


Minor Blues in B

Minor Blues in B 

A minor blues backing track in B minor. Ideal for use with the B minor pentatonic and try to use some B Aeolian in parts as well.

Transcription:

Funky SRV in A

Funky SRV in A 

An upbeat funky blues backing also by David Wallimann inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Couldn’t Stand the Weather”. I’ve put this track last on the list as it modulates between A minor and B minor. See if you can hear when the modulation is occurring and try changing scales from A blues or A dorian to B blues or dorian and back in your soling when the modulation occurs. This track is a good introduction to changing the scale your using within a solo.

Over 700 More Tracks

These tracks are provided by Jamplay, which is one of the leading online guitar courses containing video guitar lessons from a wide range of instructors and live video chat sessions with their instructors.

Their backing track library contains over 700 tracks put together by some of the best guitar instructors online.

I just took a few screenshots of their backing track library so you can have a bit of a members look at this section:

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  6 Responses to “Blues Backing Tracks”

  1. Stumbled on to your site and I was very amazed at how helpful and wonderful you lesions were. I’ve been playing for years, but I found your site to, not only be helpful, but a pleasure to play with. Thank you!

  2. Stumbled upon this website of yours, and it gave me a new perspective towards learning the guitar on my own.
    I was wondering if it is possible to download these tracks on my phone, so I can play them even if I do not have internet available?

    • Hi Saunved,

      Feel free to jam with the tracks on this site but if you want to download them you’ll need to sign up to JamPlay and download them from the backing track library there.

  3. I found your site while looking for new guitar scales to learn. Your backing tracks are really cool, and I thoroughly enjoy playing lead guitar with them using blues scales. It’s like having a band to jam with when you are not able to connect with other musicians in person, which is quite often for me. Thank you for the cool stuff on your website.

  4. Thanks, thanks and thanks so much again.

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