As mentioned in my introduction, it’s important to jam! Jamming will develop both your technique and musicality, it makes you try things out most importantly starts you improvising. Here is a my collection of backing tracks in various styles, try playing along and have fun!
Blues Backing Tracks Album
New! All 10 mp3 tracks in a single zip file.
Chicago Slow Blues in A
Chicago style slow blues in A. D harp in second position will do just fine.
Jazz Swing Blues in G
Swinging jazz blues in G, 12-bar structure with I, VI, II, V, I jazz blues type chord changes. C-harp for second position, try mixing up G blues scale with G major scale for more of a jazz sound.
Detroit Blues Boogie in E
John Lee Hooker style blues boogie in the key of E, no chord changes here – think rhythm! You’ll need a A-harp to play in 2nd position.
12 Bar Rockin’ Blues in A
It’s a 12-bar rock style blues with an 8-bar introduction, the key is A so you’ll need a D-harp to play in 2nd position.
Dobro Delta Blues in A
It’s an acoustic 12-bar blues played on dobro, delta style. The key is A so you’ll need a D-harp to play in 2nd position.
Minor Rock Blues in Am
It’s a classic rock style minor blues in Am. Good to play in 3rd position on this one, that would be a G-harp. Could also try 2nd position but watch out for those minor thirds!
Bluesy Funk Rock in E
It’s a bluesy rock funk track based around the one chord E and with a killer riff. Try playing unison on the riff. The key is E so you’ll need an A-harp for 2nd position.
Smooth Groove in Em
It’s a smooth jazzy type groove based around E minor. Good to use 3rd position on this one using a D-harp. Could also try 2nd position but watch out for those minor thirds.
Texas Blues Shuffle in A
SRV inspired medium tempo 12 bar blues shuffle in A, try that D harp in 2nd position.
BBs Swing Blues in A
BB King inspired medium tempo 12 bar swing blues in A, try that D harp in 2nd position.