blues rhythm tracks


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06-03-2008, 12:10 AM
After months of practicing the blues & pentatonic scales going up and down, I finally tried freestyling something today. I can't say it was very good, but man through my amp with its awesome tone came the coolest thing I've heard myself play in awhile. so I'm hooked on getting better at this

anyways does anyone know where I can get ahold of a very simple blues backing track in different timings (4/4, 6/8, etc). Something with a very simple drum beat (like the symbals in john mayer's "gravity").

at this point I'm not interested in anything for one particular song, just something a person could play anything to.

06-03-2008, 12:17 AM
these are cool

06-03-2008, 12:28 AM
What blues songs are in 6/8? 12/8 is way more common.

06-03-2008, 12:54 AM
What blues songs are in 6/8? 12/8 is way more common.

according to my powertab I have of the song, "gravity" the john mayer song I was just talking about is in 6/8. it could be wrong I guess. I'm not that good with compound timings and stuff

you can argue that its not reaaally a blues song. but it sounds pretty bluesy to me

06-03-2008, 01:07 AM
Well, I guess...

When I compare a song like Gravity to a song like Texas Flood, or even a more 'rock' song like The Lengths by The Black Keys, it's clear to me which is more bluesy.

But blues is typically written in 4/4 or 12/8

Pink Zeptallica
06-03-2008, 04:44 AM
Look for pretty much any BB King backing track they are great!

ze monsta
06-03-2008, 11:45 AM
I wrote a blues in 12/8 today at school (on sibelius), we were supposed to be doing minimalism and only using quavers...**** that. My friend made a piano solo on it, it was pretty awesome.

Just search blues backing tracks on google...easy as.

06-05-2008, 06:17 AM
Here are some blues backing tracks (they are free downloads)

Bling Dogg
06-08-2008, 12:28 AM
another good one is:

you may have to register though. I got many good ones from there.