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The Jam Tracks !


Classic Slow Blues Jam in E

Electric slow jam blues in b-flat

Jam track based on Texas Flood, in F# , which means play in G position, tuned a half step down. This version has a little guitar help on the intro and some subtle organ to add colour- 65 bpm

Same jam track but with just bass and drums - again F#, 65 bpm

Texas Flood style track again but in G for harp players - 65 bpm


Long slow blues in B-flat minor, Albert King style will work.


Cool feel, Slow Blues in D with jazzy feel


Jam track based on 'Rock Me Baby', slowish blues in A


Jazz-blues groove in F Minor, 120 bpm, inspired by a Robben Ford tune


Slowish mellow blues in A


Mid-tempo jam in E with a funkier feel


Bluesy groove in E


'Black Night' jam track in E


Raw acoustic-electric blues in G, one for the harp players


Slowish 8 bar blues in C, with guitar fills

Same 8 bar blues in C, without added guitar fills


Straight Rock Number in E


"Comfortably Numb Jam in B minor - this jam track opens with a vocal last line of the chorus and then gives you Solo One jam immediately followed by Solo 2"


Rock 'Grapevine' Jam in A minor


Cocaine Chord Progression in D


Slow bluesy progression in B....with a hint of country


Mid tempo Electric Chicago Blues in A 131 bpm
Same track tuned down to G131 bpm


Blues rock track in E - ideal for just woodshedding and wailing away
Bluesblast demo jam


Blues shuffle in G, with organ and bass only, based on the standard 'In The Middle Of The Night'.


Mid tempo boogie in E with a jazz orientated feel..


Solid mid tempo rocker in A


Bluesblast version of Cissy Strut - jam night staple in C


Basic rock in D with plenty of room for a wild solo
And a slightly alcohol fed demo jam


Straight ahead Chicago shuffle in E, fairly fast, 150 bpm.


Hard Rock style, in E mid tempo 120 bpm.


Classic I'll Play the Blues for You in G minor.


This is a backing track using the progression from the old Free number 'Fire and Water', key of B minor , 115 bpm


8 bar blues jam in G, inspired by Elmore James 'It Hurts Me Too' , 85 bpm


Extended up-tempo blues-rock jam in A , with a greasy feel, 180 bpm


Mid-tempo blues style groove in E, nice easy combo feel
Harp friendly variant of the same track, in G


Another harp-friendly track - this is an up-tempo country-rock blues jam in G , 190 bpm


And one more for the harp players, a nice little acoustic jam in G, kind of country blues


Kind of a swamp groove, key of E , 90 bpm


Very slow C minor blues , inspired by Zep 'Since I've Been lovin You'


Basic blues-rock, straight time, key of A , 125 bpm


16 bar minor blues, ALbert King style, key of A minor , approx 100 bpm


My take on the slow blues classic Stormy Monday in G (note there is a 4 bar intro before the main progression)


Up-tempo (170 bpm) jazz blues in b-flat with some introductory and bridging riffage around several jazz blues choruses


Up-tempo blues groove with a jazz feel in C , 170 bpm


Nice blues-rock jam - key of A , 117 bpm


Basic blues combo jam in C, 120 BPM


Practice those Chuck Berry riffs - Rock and Roller - 154 bpm in key of C

Medium-Slow blues groove in A

Jazzy blues in Eb , 130 bpm


Funked up 16 bar blues in E


Rock Jam , in A, 166 bpm - the chords are in 2 sections A G C D and A F A E. You can play this with a straight pentatonic or do some more neo-classic frilly stuff
Same rock jam in A, sped up to 183 bpm.


Here's a kind of funky blues jam in B


Jam along to the Long Train Running progression in E minor


6 minutes of mid-tempo straight ahead blues - got a kind of fuzz rhythm guitar so a clean tone sounds good - A, 130 BPM


Mid tempo Chicago boogie in A - 120 bpm


Chicago blues in E, 72 bpm
The same track in e-flat - , 72 bpm

Nice slow jazzy swingy blues, key of F , 100 bpm



Medium-paced jazz tinged blues in D- a clean BB King style jam sounds good - hope you like it !


Contemporary feel blues in A 154 bpm
Same track transposed to G for harp players


Up-tempo jazzy swinging blues , key of A , 170 bpm


Classic slow blues jam in E


Jam impression of Green Onions - key of F


Bluesblast take on Gimme Shelter in C#


Nice comfortable swinging 12-bar blues groove - 120 bpm in key of C


Up-tempo, somewhat heavy blues shuffle in B


Practice those Chuck Berry riffs - Rock and Roller - 154 bpm in key of C


UpTempo swinging shuffle in A, 154 bpm, based on a Luther Allison riff


Standard medium shuffle blues in E , 110 bpm


Same basic drum track as the track above, but different guitar feel, 120 bpm, key of A


Guitar blues stomp, ideal for harp players, 120 bpm, key of G


Slow and soulful blues in A Minor


Mid tempo minor blues jam in A minor- chords simply go Aminor F Aminor G - sweet and simple


Jam to the freebird chord progression, 140 bpm. Key of G


Blues-rock in the style of a 60s Brit blues, such as the Yardbirds - key of G with 2 modulations to make it interesting , both up 1 whole step to A and then B , 155 bpm


Slow blues jam with a classic rock feel - in D


Jazz jam inspired by Larry Carlton's Room 335 and suggested by Greg. 130 bpm & technically in key of A
Here are the chords - you will probably need these
And here is me jamming a chorus - this is technically the most complex jam file I've ever put together. Send me a good jam recording & I'll post it - have fun..


Country blues jam in the style of a clapton favourite
Bluesblast demo honk


Another Clapton style, Cant Find My Way Home - one take jam track
This tune is really in 2 sections, 1 works with blues scale, the other more diatonic, check out this demo jam


Mid-tempo blues-rock jam in A Minor


Slow blues-rock jam in A


Extended version of Jam Classic Spooky in E Minor


Basic blues rock number in D 120 bpm


Extended straight ahead blues jam in A, with some 16, some 12 bar cycles, a stop-chorus and middle 8 - medium fast 130 bpm


Rock-boogie in E with a Bolan type flavour


E-A Groove in E for gnarly solo practice


Extended one-chord mid-tempo blues jam


Blues-rocker in A, based very tenuously on 'You Don't Have To Move That Mountain'


Long and slow in B - not really a blues but bluesy ; enjoy


Slow Jazz 3-6-2-5 progression in C
Bluesblast demo jam to the above
Same track transposed down to Bb


Jam Track tribute to Roxie, great tune from Chicago, key of E 170 BPM
Bluesblast demo jam


Jam in Bm based on Floyd 'One of These Days'. The chord pattern is a 16 bar cycle that goes Bm * 8, A * 4, Bm *4
Bluesblast Demo


Rough and ready version of Knock on Wood - up tempo jam in A - 145 bpm


Straight forward mid-tempo blues jam in E - 112 bpm


Bluesblast smooth jazz effort in D maj - intended as a vehicle to improvise based on chords and arpeggios
Bluesblast demo jam
Chord Chart


Jazzy mid-tempo blues in E


Rock version of Layla Jam Track plus simplified version of the famous coda D minor & C


A King standard Angel of Mercy in A flat as per original recording
Same track remixed to Key of A - as Joe B


Up-tempo rocker in A , inspired by an MC5 track


Long slow blues in A , with a little bridge section


Jam Track for I'm a Road Runner in F
Second version - more rock feel
Third version - cleaner backing


Jam inspired by Clapton/Dominos Bell Bottom Blues in C


Simple rock funk mid tempo jam in B


Born Under a Bad Sign jam in D flat.


Extended rock-funk vamp in A without strong accents, specifically to practice jamming out long gnarly 8'th and 16'th notes lines


Mid-tempo piano-based bluesrock in C, no rhythm guitar


Blues-funk in E, mid tempo


Another Blues-funk in A, mid tempo


And another Blues-funk in D


Rock feel jammer, fairly up-tempo 130bpm in B


Slowish Blues-Rock Vamp in E


Up-tempo Boogie-Rock in A


Mid-tempo Back Beat Rock in G - harp friendly


Basic mid-tempo shuffle in F


Blues-Rock Jam in G - harp friendly- bluesblast demo harp jam below
Bluesblast blows a jam - note to self - practise !!


Groovy very slow blues in C with a mostly piano and organ feel to the backing


Mid-tempo Groove in E with a circle of 5'ths chorus that goes G#7 C#7 F#7 B


Another slow blues with a mellow mood , in C


Same track as the above, Slow Blues transposed to Bb with an added organ track


Jam along to the Taking Care of Business Chord Progression in C


Simple ritualistic groove in B Minor - nice warmer upper in a Santana mood


Little Bit Smooth-jazz feel bluesy jam centered on Dmaj7. Chords - (Fmaj7 Dmaj7)*2 G13 Cmaj7 C7 G13 Bb7 A7 (Fmaj7 Dmaj7)*2
Bluesblast demo


Funky mid-tempo blues in D - 145 bpm


Up tempo straight ahead blues - British-style - 170 bpm


Mid temp (112 bpm) blues-rock in G

Mid temp (112 bpm) blues-rock in A



Up-tempo jump blues in B Flat


Mid-tempo Jazz blues in D


Jam based on classic blues-rock 'Tomorrow Night' in C. Link to the chords are below. C blues scale and E-flat blues scale will see you through this jam.
Tomorrow Night - chords


First of two jams based on The Facess 'lI'm Losing You' in the key of D
Second jam based on The Facess 'I'm Losing You' in the key of D, slightly slower, looser feel


Jam in A, with a verse form similar to 'People Get Ready' with an addition circle of fifths section


Up-tempo keyboard based jam, in D - sort of a progressive blues style - 193 bpm


Grubby basement rocker in G. 125 bpm. Nice jam for the harp players.


Bluesblast rendition of a classic riff-based rocker in G.


Mid tempo blues rock in A


Slowish contemporary feel in A Flat


Medium tempo blues rock in A
Quick and dirty blues blast jam demo


Short mid tempo 16 bar blues in C


Chicago style blues in D 114 bpm


Uptempo 160 bpm funk blues in E


Straight time , with a little bit funky feel, C jam.


Slow dirty blues in G - bluesblast on the sticks plays some truly primitive drums


Extended loose funk jam in E


Straight Ahead Mid-tempo Blues in B Flat


Country blues ramble in G


Fast Rock feel in A - 155 BPM


Up-tempo swing feel in C, slightly jazz feel


Another attempt at an up-tempo swing-shuffle with a grittier feel ; this time in E - 170 BPM


Slow blues in C featuring bluesblast playing some primitive drums


Bluesblast jam version of Smokestack Lighning in E


Smokestack Lighning version in G without blues harp, for those who play a C cross harp


Straight ahead blues-rock in the key of B, fast mid-tempo 153 bpm


Slow-ish 12-8 blues in G - good for jamming in the style of Albert King


Funk groove in E borrowed from a Johnny Guitar Watson number


Bluesblast jam version of Love In Vain - key of G


Chunga's Revenge Jam Track in Dmin


Nice Jam - TOTP or ritualistic hyper blues - in E


Boogie in A 216 bpm


Relaxed medium rock boogie in A


Quick and dirty mid-tempo jam in F


Mid-Tempo Rock-and-Roll Boogie in A.


Rock-soul jam track in D. Notice change to B minor key center section - listen to my demo jam.
Extended bluesblast demo jam


Another quick and dirty extended blues-rock jam in A Min - simple, easy to have fun jamming to


Another pretty random extended bluesrock jam in Emin - Chords go Emin7 A7 G Emin (*3) Emin A7 Gmin 7


Here's another version of extended blues-rock jam in A Min / D - again - easy jammin / warmup


Smokey jazz flavoured blues in C - note there are 2 different verse forms
Extended bluesblast demo jam


Slow Type 2 blues in E, with a Circle of 5ths type middle 8
bluesblast demo jam with a clean guitar sound


Kind of an odd New Years holiday jam but quite fun - the progression goes GGGGEEGGGGEEEECCCCGGGGD
Quick and dirty blues blast jam demo





24 bar blues rock in G, 138 BPM


Basic rock in D with plenty of room for a wild solo
And a slightly alcohol fed demo jam

Very slow C minor blues , inspired by Zep 'Since I've Been lovin You'

Medium Tempo 130 bpm - backbeat jam in B

Crunchy rock and roller in G - 130 bpm


This is a jam version based on the old Free number 'Fire and Water', key of B minor , 115 bpm


Jam track inspired by Texas Flood, in F# , which means play in G position, tuned a half step down. This version has a little guitar help on the intro and some subtle organ to add colour- 65 bpm

Same jam track but with just bass and drums - again F#, 65 bpm

Texas Flood style track again but in G for harp players - 65 bpm



Mid tempo Electric Chicago Blues in A 131 bpm


Slow 8 bar blues jam in G, inspired by Elmore James 'It Hurts Me Too' , 85 bpm


You can play this with guitar or blues harp - classic mid-tempo blues jam in G , 100 bpm


Kind of a swamp groove, key of E , 90 bpm


Blues groove, based around some ideas from Jimi Hendrix Rainy Day Dream Away, key of D , 100 bpm


Jam Version of Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - featuring a bluesblast vocal track, cos its practically impossible to do a jam track without the vocal section. Its in E Flat like the original, although all the tab sites will tell you its in E.. So tune down a half-step.


rock and roll feel, key of A , 130 bpm


Basic rock-n-roll number, 16 bar format, in the key of g and a slightly British feel. Has a pretty standard middle 8. 130 bpm


Basic blues-rock, straight time, key of A , 120 bpm


Jam Version of In The Midnight Hour, Pickett -Cropper classic, key of E , 125 bpm


Mid to fast 145 bpm 16 bar boogies in D, based on Hey Bartender



Nice jazzy swingy blues, key of G


Slow 'Worried Life' blues - in D Flat (play at D position tuned half steplow). Its basically an 8 bar blues cycle with a 12 bar solo section.


My take on the slow blues classic Stormy Monday in G (note there is a 4 bar intro before the main progression)


This is a soul-type impression of 'I'll Play the Blues For You' in e minor


Up-tempo blues groove with a jazz feel B section - key of G , 170 bpm


Another up-tempo blues shuffle feel ; - key of D , 155 bpm


The same D shuffle, reprocessed to 178 bpm


Up-tempo loose jam rock-boogie, key of E , 175 bpm

Medium-Slow blues groove in A flat (tune a half step down !)

Jazzy blues in Eb , 130 bpm

A try at a smooth jazz jam track in F
My smooth jazz demo jam

Funked up 16 bar blues in E


Rock Jam , in A, 166 bpm - the chords are in 2 sections A G C D and A F A E. You can play this with a straight pentatonic or do some more neo-classic frilly stuf.
Same rock jam in A, sped up to 183 bpm.


Jam Track based on the chords of Highway Chile in E, slightly different treatment with more of a funky feel than a shuffle, 130 BPM.


Here's a kind of funky blues jam in B


Jam along to the Long Train Running progression in E minor


6 minutes of mid-tempo straight ahead blues - got a kind of fuzz rhythm guitar so a clean tone sounds good - A, 130 BPM.
Jam track using the progression from 'Down By The River' in E minor. This track is recorded live with a real (beginner) drummer and has a real jam session feel. The basic change is Emin - A7 ; E blues scale is good.


If you like straight ahead Chicago blues this one should work for you - its a fast mid-tempo, 141 bpm in the key of A


The same straight aheadv blues in G, 141 bpm in the key of A


This is a short fast (220 bpm) rockabilly number in A. Bluesblast takes a 16 bar solo


Do It Again - jam version of Steely Dan classic in E

Blues Stomp in G - I really like this one
Stomp Demo

Kind of country rock, mid-tempo, key of G


This one's just a real old steady blues jam inspired by listening to the Eric Clapton album 'Me and Mr Johnson'. It's in G and works well for slide or harp players


This is a blues standard - a mid-tempo shuffle in E at 128 bpm ; very traditional user friendly stuff
Same jam, reprocessed into G for the harp players


Twang classic - Apache jam track - little up tempo from standard
Bluesblast demo jam


Another jam inspired by the same album. This time it's 'Red Hot' in the key of E. The chords are fairly complex so its a bit of a challenge playing over the changes
Bluesblast Demo


This is a soul-funk jam in C Minor, based on the Isley's That Lady - you can jam along with a C blues scale
Here's a Bluesblast demo jam

Basic 12-bar boogie in A - quite fast at 160 bpm
Demo jam

This is a rock number recorded as a one-take live performance so it has a real live feel - key of E, 90 bpm, just a solid heavy rocker

This is a fast rock number in G min at 190 bpm. The chorus chords go Gmin, D, Bb, C.... I made this to practice the transition from straight solo playing to tapping

This is a slow G minor blues based on Albert King's Nothing But The Blues. Watch out for the 2 bar hook Bb7, C7 going into the D chord - it adds up to a 14 bar cycle

Jam version of Albert King's Crosscut Saw - the Stax version in key of B, 100 bpm

Version of the Roy Buchanan Sweet Dreams in G

Sort of mid-tempo cool slightly funky blues-rock, slightly non-standard chords, it's in C - 145 bpm.


Another mid-tempo funk-blues E


This track is an attempt to recreate the feel of the long Voodoo Chile jam from Electric Ladyland. The tune is basically a 24 bar cycle, slow blues riff. Listen for the bass doing an upward run to marke the end of each 4 bar group and a drum fill of 1 bar that leads into the key change and the start of each 24 bar cycle. Key is D minor


This is a kind of blues-rock, perhaps 60's style jam, kind of Animals-ish in A.

demo jam. Notice using major scale over the A section and blues scale over D chord


Track inspired by Black Magic Woman in D minor at 120 bpm. This is similar to the Santana version with the Gypsy Queen intro-outro.


Swing-blues feel based on Van Morrison's Moondance in A.


Jam track based on Satriani's Surfing With The Alien in G. The song is structured into 3 sections with chords that go G-C-C-G (x4), E-C-G-D (X2), C#min, EbMin, F. Excellent jamming number with plenty of room for different ideas.


Just a slow soulful jam in A minor
Demo jammin


2 versions of a Cream style Crossroads Jam in E - version 1
Crossoads Jam - Version 2

First of 2 versions of The Stumble, this one fairly close in tempo to the original- key of E - 120 bpm - ish

Second version of The Stumble, very fast at 160 bpm, again in E
Bluesblast demo jam at 160 bpm.


Pretty much a standard slow blues in A, 65 bpm

A kind of a solid swinging jazzy blues in D

Chicago type blues in the key of G for harp players, 100 bpm

Another mid-tempo funk blues jam, this time in A


Mid Tempo Blues-Rock in A


Big fat slow blues in G - 56 bpm


The Thrill Is Gone - version in B minor - 90 bpm


Up-tempo Brit Blues Boom feel jam in G - 170 bpm

Bluesblast Demo Jam



Contemporary blues-jazz groove in G - the main groove has 2 sections - a basic G / Bflat / C groove and circle of 5'ths based - E-A-D section, 93 bpm


Soul-pop feel, key of D 160 bpm. One take saturday morning, something to jam to !


Jam version of Come On - Earl King / Hendrix rocker, key of E 154 bpm


Bounce blues in F
Same track in G
Same track in A


Yer basic 16 bar blues, harp-friendly key, 88 BPM - key of G


Uptempo 16 bar blues rocker - key of A


Very long and simple rock jam in E, basically a mega-wank - 120 BPM


Up-temp jump blues jam in D; kind of crude one-take recording but fun to play along - 180 BPM


Extended bluesy-jazzy vamp in D


Sunshine of Your Love Jam in E


Slow classic blues in G, comes in from the top, 56 bpm

Same track processed to Bflat, 56 bpm


Basic medium tempo straight ahead blues in A 88 bpm
Same gritty blues transposed down to G 88 bpm


Up-tempo brit-style rock and roll, 180 bpm to strut some Chuck riffs to. Key is E


Rock jam in E - 154 BPM.


Simple medium-pace blues-rock jam in B


Another more mid-tempo blues-rock jam - key of A , 117 bpm


This is a slow soulful rendition of the 'Rhythm Changes' progression in B Flat, with 4X32 bar cycles. In addition to the jazz blues, this is a must-learn progression for would-be jazzers
Rhythm Changes Chord Progression - click here


Slow bluesy feel in b minor. Its kind of a rough track but the feel is good


Jazz tinged mid-tempo loose jamming blues in D with a swing

Jam version of 70's white soul number 'How Long' in C min


Medium tempo unplugged feel in A
Bluesblast demo jam


Relaxed blues jam in Bb
Bluesblast demo jam




Riff-based 16 bar blues jam in Bb





Old style blues in G - inspired by Come On In My Kitchen
Bluesblast demo jam


Carter family style blues in G
Bluesblast busts a jam






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