Here’s a collection of backing tracks to improvise over with the Dorian mode. You can also use the minor pentatonic scale over these backing tracks as all the notes in the minor pentatonic scale are also in the Dorian mode.
The tracks are provided by Jamplay from their backing track library which contains over 700 guitar backing tracks. You can jam with the tracks here on this site or download them from the Jamplay library.
Here’s a playlist with the dorian mode tracks and if you read below, you can access the individual tracks with their transcriptions.
- You Don’t Say in D Minor
- Mr. Dorian Does The Fuse in G Minor
- Steady Dorian Involving A Dorian and B Dorian
- FunkySRV Involving A Dorian and B Dorian
A slower tempo track to practice your improvisation with the D Dorian scale. All the chords in this chord progression are formed from the D Dorian mode, making this scale the ideal choice for soloing over the whole progression.
A nice G minor vamp by David Wallimann to practice your G Dorian over. Funky sort of feel with an upbeat bass line throughout.
The following two backing tracks involve changing the Dorian mode you are using during your improvisation. This should provide a good introduction to using multiple different scales during a solo.
Here’s a backing track that you can use to try moving between two different Dorian modes. Most of the track is based in A Dorian but the track moves to and from B Dorian as well. Take a look at the transcription where it is marked when the scale should change and practice improvising solos where the scale you use is changing between A Dorian and B Dorian.
Here’s a funky based backing track also by David Wallimann with a blues funk guitar riff throughout.
The track modulates between A minor and B minor. See if you can hear when the modulation is occurring and try changing scales from A Dorian to the B Dorian and back in your soling when the modulation occurs.
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