Guitar Play-along Jam Tracks

Play along guitar backing jam tracksBelow you will find free guitar backing tracks to help you practice some of the content taught in my Fretboard Theory guitar theory course. All guitars and vocals have been removed. Let these tracks go and then play right over the top of them. Be sure to follow the instructions under each link.


Tip: You can simply practice playing the specified scale patterns right over top of the track to hear what kind of sound is created. Or, you can steal licks and phrases from other songs you’ve learned and rework them to fit over the tracks. For example, E minor pentatonic parts from “Susie Q,” “Purple Haze,” and “Pawn Shop,” which I teach on YouTube and have tabbed out for free, can be played over the “Cocaine” track below because the key is the same. The same song parts can be transposed up two frets (from Em to F#m) and played over the “Give Me One Reason” track below, and so on.


These files are my own work and represent my interpretation of the songs. You may only use these files for private study, scholarship, or research. This material is not for sale and is NOT AVAILABLE ON CD.


In the style of “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton 

Use the E minor pentatonic scale, and any licks or phrases from other E minor pentatonic scale songs.


In the style of “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman  

Use the F# minor pentatonic scale, and any licks or phrases from other F# minor pentatonic scale songs, or any licks or phrases from E minor pentatonic scale songs transposed up two frets.


In the style of “Cold Shot” by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Use the A minor pentatonic scale, and any licks or phrases from other A minor pentatonic scale songs, or any licks or phrases from other minor pentatonic scales transposed to A.


In the style of “Red House” by Jimi Hendrix

Use the B minor pentatonic scale, and any licks or phrases from other B minor pentatonic scale songs, or any licks or phrases from other minor pentatonic scales transposed to B.


In the style of “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry

Practice parts from previously provided tab (see the CAGED tab)


In the style of “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

Use the G major pentatonic scale and the G major scale, and any licks or phrases from other G major songs, or any licks or phrases from other major songs transposed to G.


In the style of “Last Kiss” by Pearl Jam

Use the G major pentatonic scale and the G major scale, and any licks or phrases from other G major songs, or any licks or phrases from other major songs transposed to G.


In the style of “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Use the G major pentatonic scale and the G major scale, and any licks or phrases from other G major songs, or any licks or phrases from other major songs transposed to G. Also, practice playing the chords D, C and G in different positions using different chord forms from the CAGED system.


In the style of “Heaven” by Los Lonely Boys

Use the G major pentatonic scale and the G major scale, and any licks or phrases from other G major songs, or any licks or phrases from other major songs transposed to G. Also, practice playing the chords G and Am in different positions using different chord forms from the CAGED system.


In the style of “Jack and Diane” by John Mellencamp

Practice parts from previously provided tab (see CAGED tab)


In the style of “La Bamba” by Los Lobos

Use the C major pentatonic scale and the C major scale, and any licks or phrases from other C major songs, or any licks or phrases from other major songs transposed to C. Also, practice the part from this previously provided tab (see major scale tab ) and play the chords C, F, and G in different positions using different chord forms from the CAGED system.


Modes Jam Tracks

The following play along guitar tracks are from my video course on guitar modes. Modes are also taught in my book Fretboard Theory.

Ionian Mode Jam Track

Use any type of G major scale pattern and emphasize the 1st scale degree, G, and the I chord, G.

Dorian Mode Jam Track

Use any type of G major scale pattern and emphasize the 2nd scale degree, A, and the ii chord, Am.

Phrygian Mode Jam Track

Use any type of G major scale pattern and emphasize the 3rd scale degree, B, and the iii chord, Bm.

Lydian Mode Jam Track

Use any type of G major scale pattern and emphasize the 4th scale degree, C, and the IV chord, C.

Mixolydian Mode Jam Track

Use any type of G major scale pattern and emphasize the 5th scale degree, D, and the V chord, D.

Aeolian Mode Jam Track

Use any type of G major scale pattern and emphasize the 6th scale degree, E, and the vi chord, Em.


Official Guitar Play-Along Tracks

Music Dispatch has a great selection of official books, CDs and DVDs that feature professional quality play-along tracks for your favorite guitar songs. Most tracks come complete with full guitar tab too. Browse through the four different categories below.


More Tracks Plus Video Lessons

Additional tracks as well as over 33 hours of video instruction are available in my Fretboard Theory guitar theory program.