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Slow country jam track in GMajor

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by germ_77, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. germ_77


    Jul 16, 2011
    Hey I just threw a jam track I use a lot for practicing different rythms and arpeggios on Youtube so I can use it when at the girlfriends place so if anyone wants it go nuts.

    Its a really simple progression with just a guitar strumming and a steel guitar wanking over top of it.

    I am going to be posting a bunch of other keys for the same progression and a bunch of other progressions soon so if anyone doesnt have a good program for backing tracks have at them.

    (They arent that good by any means, I just find them really easy to practice on and if you actually want a sound file of it just rip it off youtube or send me a message and I can send you one).

    Slow country backing track for Bass in G Major - YouTube
  2. Nice...was actually just working on some of this tonight...keep us posted on other progressions and backing tracks. On a side note, do you mainly root-fifth over them or what do you like to use for practice?
  3. germ_77


    Jul 16, 2011
    I have been using this for not just country bass practice, I just like the sound of the steel guitar on it.

    Lately I have been trying to work on my triads and arpeggios as well as really trying to focus on my rhythm.

    For the last while majority of the practice I have been doing over it is just straight timing, I made a few sheets of different rythms ranging from 1 bar to 4 bars and will go through it practicing each one for a few minutes each.

    Examples, all quarter notes, all 1/8th notes, 1/4 then 6 1/8th notes, etc, etc, I will start adding quarter rests and 1/8th rests over time. I really need to work on my timing and different rythms so I have been spending a lot of time on this part playing just the roots along with it.

    Then I usually start doing straight root-fifths as half notes, then as quarter notes, then just on the 1 and 3 beat, then just on the 2 and 4 beat and whatever various rythms using only root and fifth.

    Then more or less the same thing using root-3rd-fifth.

    I have been trying to write out the patterns before hand to make sure I play them exactly each time, then I will just improv lines over it using root-3rd-fifth.

    Once I am a lot more comfortable with that I plan on starting to do the same thing with the 7th chords (which I am horrible with and really need to learn).

    I will try making a few more tracks of the same progression in different keys soon.

    As well if anyone has other ideas than what I listed above for my practice routine I would love to hear them.

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