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Bluesette – Backing Track – Playalong – Jazz Waltz – 147 bpm

Bluesette is probably the most famous Toots Thielemans song and certainly a jazz standard. Such a great take on a 3/4 Parker Blues with a few extra twists!

This is a great progression! A Belgian version of the Parker Blues and also in 3/4. I guess that is the Belgian part of it?

This song has a very nice way of travelling through a lot of keys and still end up home in a turnaround. Certainly one of my favourite waltzes, probably no 2 on the list 😀

Here’s my solo on the track:


Here are the changes:

How High The Moon – Backing Track – Medium Up Swing -196 BPM

Here’s the backing track for how high the moon!

I play the song in G major, which is probably the most common key for the tune. This Medium up tempo is also quite common and fits well with the bebop theme written on this

This classic American songbook tune How High the Moon is a ABAC or 16-16 form song. The main point of interest is the use of switching from major to minor to modulate a whole step down.

How High The Moon is also the chord progression used for Ornithology though some chords in the Parker tune are changed into dominants. Coltrane also made a Giant Steps version of this called Satellite.

My Solo on this backing track:

Here are the changes I play>

More Backing tracks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWYuNvZPqqcEKZdvb3Q2iKIMqiEVJFqcM

If you want to check out a lesson on how I comp on How High The moon:

Comping Etude – How High The Moon

There’s also a lesson on soloing on this song:

How High The Moon – Solo Etude

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Here’s that Rainy Day Backing Track – Slow Samba – 162 bpm

The backing track for Here’s that Rainy Day.

This is a great song for this latin feel!

The form of this song is AB so two times 16 bars. What is a bit unusual is that it does not have the standard V of V to II V ending half way, which is normal for this type of standard.

The beginning detour to Eb is really nice about this song. The first three bars are in fact Giant steps.

Drums are DrumGenius, the rest is me :)

My Solo on this backing track:

Backing tracks on YouTube:

Here are the changes:


Take the A train Medium Swing 144 BPM Backing track

Here is the backing track from the Take the A train video.

Maybe post a video of you soloing on the track?

This is my solo on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjotoXpuvV8

And here’s My backing track playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWYuNvZPqqcEKZdvb3Q2iKIMqiEVJFqcM

Hope you like it!



Here’s a basic chord progression:


Solar and Just Friends

Backing track experiment

I published two backing tracks the last few weeks and since I make these for some of my own solo videos I thought I might as well put up separate videos with the backing track.

It’s all pretty rough and quickly done, but I am curious what you guys think! I make all the backing tracks with DrumGenius and Reaper.

Leave a comment on the videos if you have some input and also if you have a suggestion for a track!