play along blues harp cds

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play along blues harp cds

Postby Django3 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:59 am

hi
does anybody out there use play along cds/mp3 ??? Some of the background sounds on some of them are a bit crap! Heard one track of Steve baker which sounded good with a funky guitar,dont know what his vol one and vol two sound like.. Any experienced harpists out there to fill us in .
cheers Django
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Re: play along blues harp cds

Postby jeffl » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:47 pm

I don't use 'em Django3, but I've noticed via Adam Gussow's Dirty South Harp forum that there are alot of tracks available via downloads. That Modern Blues Harmonica site of Gussow's is a pretty good resource center for harp.
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Re: play along blues harp cds

Postby jawbone60 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:57 pm

bubba got that right, adam's site and adam his own self are very helpful.
i came up before there was any such thing as harp tracks. instead i would try to play along with whoever was my hero at the time-on lp record or the "new revolutionary" cassette tapes- or find songs that didn't have harp in them, but where accents and a solo someplace would fit.

in recent years i found jon gindick's rock'n blues harmonica book and cd to be good resources to renew my student mentality.
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Re: play along blues harp cds

Postby tmcmulli » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:15 pm

I used to make my own... gather up a bunch of songs you want to learn, or like the harp parts on, group them together by key, and burn a CD of 'em. That way, when you practice, you don't have to switch harps. Plus, you get the benefit of trying to emulate the masters, and that's how you learn!
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Re: play along blues harp cds

Postby meritonemusic » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:17 pm

Hey

thought you might enjoy these for playing along..

12 bar blues backing track in E..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZuq0ivEIVA

Groovin in C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgOX9t0mysQ

Blues in G

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kZKgrM8ka8

:)
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Re: play along blues harp cds

Postby meritonemusic » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:23 pm

Are you looking for any specific keys for these blues play alongs?

I know G is a common one for blues harp (harmonica) playing, so thought I'd share these two free blues backing tracks..

Slow blues backing track (G)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KASgnQXLZrw

12/8 groove blues backing track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApqOK1bHCG8

You can also make playlists of course... here's a fun playlist of free blues jam tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL074916BC5EC3E53E

Happy jamming!
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