iReal Pro App – Dorian Backing Track

 
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The iReal Pro app for iPhone/iPad allows you to generate backing tracks for any chord progression you want. Simply input the chord progression and select what style you want for your backing track. In-app purchases allow you to increase the range of styles you can generate tracks for.  The app is similar to band in a box but a fraction of the price.

Here’s a backing track I generated to experiment and practice with the dorian mode or the minor pentatonic scale. There’s two versions here, one for A Dorian/A Minor Pentatonic and one for E Dorian/E Minor Pentatonic.

To generate the tracks, I simply input a chord progression that is based of the chords formed from the Dorian mode and selected the RnB style.  I then just had to use the transpose function to generate the track for E Dorian.  A really useful app and you can generate backings like this based on any chord progression you want.

Here’s the track in A Dorian:

A Dorian/A Minor Pentatonic Backing Track 

Here’s the track in E Dorian:

E Dorian/E Minor Pentatonic Backing Track 

The chord progression used in the A Dorian version is:

| Am7 | Bm7/A | Am7 | Bm7/A |
| Am7 | Bm7 | Am7 | Em7 |

| Am7 | Bm7/A | Am7 | Bm7/A |
| Am7 | Bm7 | Am7 | Em7 |

| Am7 | Gmaj7 | D7 | Em7 |
| Am7 | Gmaj7 | Bm7 | Em7 |

| Am7 | Bm7/A | Am7 | Bm7/A |
| Am7 | G | D7 | Am7 Em7 |

This is then repeated 4 times.

I am an iTunes affiliate for the iReal Pro app and think its a really useful app to have in your toolbox. I hope this has been helpful.

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  One Response to “iReal Pro App – Dorian Backing Track”

  1. This great thanks !!!!

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