Jam Any Time You Want
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3) I don't have a credit card. How do I order Jam Along CDs without one?
You may order CDs without a credit or debit card in several ways.
4) When will my CD arrive?
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6) What happens if my CDs arrive damaged in the mail?
Any CD you order from Jam Along CDs will be replaced, at no further cost to you.
Please use CD Baby's 14-day money-back guarantee by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and returning the damaged CD to CD Baby by writing Return to Sender on the package. Please email NKP to let us know there was a problem, so we can make sure you get an undamaged CD as soon as possible.
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Starting off with the Blues
The first offering of JamAlongCDs is a collection of shuffle-style blues progressions, with a number of stylistic 12-bar cycles, backing tracks from some blues songs, and more advanced progressions using harmonic mechanisms like the cycle of 5ths and substitute dominant chords.
These music background tracks are at different speeds, with many at slower tempos. The slower tempos give players ample time to develop more complex ideas and work on more harmonic, or by-chord, approaches. Experience has shown that holding a slow beat without loosing the tempo or loosing interest is more challenging that it sounds, and is a professional skill.
The faster tempos challenge the chops and make for a good time in the process. Trap set players and bass players will benefit from keeping their shuffles and solos tight at high speeds. Guitarists, keyboardists and piano players, and comping horn players will all find demonstrations of ways to accompany the rhythm section and soloists at fast and slow speeds.
Experiencing the use of the Ionian and Dorian Modes
You have probably learned a number of major scales since you began playing your instrument. Understanding and experiencing Modes allows you to expand your use of this important American Music tool.
The JamAlongCDs Modal 1 disc offers a variety of rhythm styles to challenge you. Included in the Ionian selections are two Ballads and a Reggae groove. After warming up your Major Scale use on these three progressions, six Dorian progressions bring some Swing, Latin (Cha Cha), Latin-Rock, Funk, and a Jazz Waltz.Most of these selections are based on parts of popular songs. Moondance, Oye Como Va, Evil Ways, Mr. Magic, Chameleon, and My Favorite Things are all represented in the Dorian selections, while the Tears Loop prepares you for the two main parts of the classic Eric Clapton ballad Tears in Heaven.
Who can use Jam Along CDs?
More fun than a metronome!
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