Is there any backing track sites or C.Ds that I could practice jamming modes over?

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  1. regotheamigo

    regotheamigo Member

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    I have really been trying to throw some model playing into my solo's lately , and wanted to know if there is anything out there were I can practice soloing over lets say a jam that has chords that would fit with the Lydian Mode? I basically want to start hearing what chords work with what mode. I am getting a pretty good understanding, of it thru time, but I think something like this would really help. Thanks
     
  2. gennation

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    Here's acouple of things I did on the Lydian mode...

    This deals with nice/common chords (progressions) people use to flesh out the Lydian sound common to rock/progressive music:

    http://gennation.jconserv.net/viewtopic.php?t=9

    This deals with pentatonicizing the Lydian (modes in general) to add space to the notes and not make it sound like you're running up and down a scale so much:

    http://lessons.mikedodge.com/lessons/Lydian/LydianTOC.htm

    Hope this help, I think they will for understanding some of the lure of the Lydian mode on it's own.
     
  3. countandduke

    countandduke Member

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    Frank Gambale's video on Modes is great!! He has a good book on improvisation that may be a help too....

    Lydian....the Steve Vai mode.....

    Good luck...

    Chris
     
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    There are plenty out there if you do a search.One off the top of my head is www.jamtracks.com
     
  5. yZe

    yZe Senior Member

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    Can't ever count out Under The Groove
    http://www.underthegroove.com/

    his tracks are high quality and not all ghettoized with some lame bass lines, cornball drum beats, cheesy arrangements

    About the best I've seen
     
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    Ray Gianelli Member

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    Stand Alone Tracks from Alfred Publishing had a disc that had jam tracks for each mode. I say had because I can't find it on Alfred's web site. The Alfred CD catalog number is 14186. Maybe you can find it at a local music store. I think I got mine at Sam Ash in Miami.
     
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    I usually make my own with Band In A Box - the quality depends on whether or not you've got a good sound module, but you do get loads of control over each track.
     
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    Luke Senior Member

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    The Kawai GB units are great and they have sound cards you can buy too.
     
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