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Playing along with jam tracks, regardless of your skill level, is THE single best way of lifting yourself to the next level. Back in the day, we didn't have jam tracks. We just found a record a groove we liked and some licks we wanted to steal. Then we played that cut to death and soloed over the top of whatever was going on, hoping that some real blues flavor somehow rubbed off on our own stuff.
That's not a bad way to learn. But jam tracks are an improvement. You're not stepping all over some other harmonica player. You've got the whole floor to yourself. You've got plenty of time to lock into the groove. And you've got a bunch of different grooves to work with.
I currently offer several sets of jam tracks for instant download:
§BLUES HARMONICA PLAY ALONG SESSIONS, Vol. 1
[note:this popular set of jam tracks also includes a one-hour video tutorial in which I explain how to make the best use of each track]
a series of jam tracks specifically oriented towards players who want to work on repertoire by Little Walter, including "Juke," "Key to the Highway," and "Blues With a Feeling." The guitarist is Shoji Naito, a widely-respected player on the contemporary Chicago scene:
§ULTIMATE BLUES TRAX
a collection of SIXTY (60) jam tracks covering a wide range of blues grooves. These were recorded and produced here in Mississippi at Delta Tone Studios.