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Spacey Rock in D Minor

May 26th, 2017 by

This week’s backing track is an experiment with sounds. For those electric guitarists out there, setting up your amp with a little bit of drive and some delay will fit perfectly over this song. The song is written in D minor but (more…)

Light Rock in G Major

May 19th, 2017 by

This week’s backing track is a light rock in G major. The verse is centered around a D mixolydian, which is the 5th position of the key of G, and transitions into G major in the chorus. Because the D is the (more…)

Heavy Rock in E Minor

May 12th, 2017 by

This week’s backing track is a heavy rock in E minor. If you’re in the mood to experiment, use an A minor or B minor pentatonic for a different musical color.  (more…)

Bossa Nova in G Minor

May 5th, 2017 by

Let’s shake things up a bit and play around with some Brazilian rhythms this week. The bossa nova came onto the music scene in the 1950s and 1960s, and was made popular by (more…)