Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know

JIMI LEE

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31 Blues Backing Tracks - Jam Tracks. Learn the slang and lingo used by musicians to communicate the groove, feel, beat, bass lines and more without written music using the groove slang you learn from the included Groove Descriptions™. 

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GrooveTrax With Harp

JIMI LEE

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Jam Tracks With Harp: "Mega Harp Licks" This is a 10 track mp3 download designed to give harmonica players ideas and phrases to play along with a mix of the most common and most unusual grooves from "Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know". Whether you're looking for some new licks for a Jimmy Reed Shuffle or wondering what to play over a Louisiana Second Line, these recordings are for you.

A really great addition is the harmonica has been recorded fully to the right and the band fully to the left, so panning left and right enables the listener to hear more or less of either harmonica or band. You can also hear only the harmonica or only the band by fully panning to either side. This is great for isolating the harmonica and making it easy to hear and learn new licks. It is also very helpful when using digital slowdown software. One more addition is that each recording has lead harmonica throughout the entire track, something that would not be done on a normal CD, giving this collection it's name "Mega Harp Licks!".

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"Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know" ™  

Learn "Groove Slang", the slang and lingo used by musicians to communicate the groove, feel, beats, bass lines and more without written music from the included Groove Descriptions™  Click on the INFO link beside each track for that groove description and memorize the name of that track.

This is a mp3 download entitled "Every Groove a Bluesman Needs To Know". There are 31 top shelf Blues Grooves in all, with loads of different beats, tempos, keys and grooves. These backing tracks are designed to cover every blues groove a musician needs to know and how to communicate that groove using Groove Slang. It's a great learning tool for all members of the band. Drummers, guitar players and bass players all will benefit greatly by learning these particular grooves and the slang. The slang is the title of that track. All titles were carefully chosen and will help immensely to communicate with drummers, guitar players and bass players, to get the groove you want. The title of each track is the slang musicians use to communicate that groove. Quite brilliant really! It helps a great deal to understand what the difference is between a Jazz Swing and a Texas Shuffle, or a Tramp Groove and a Second Line Beat. These are slang terms used by blues players. This is your chance to learn what slang terms like that, and lots of other lingo means, and best of all, what they sound like. Here lies a lifetime of information from working musicians and the slang and lingo used to communicate groove without written music. Simply play any track and read the groove description provided several times while you listen. Identify each statement made in the description to the sound made in the music. Then memorize the slang used to communicate that musical idea, which is simply the title of that groove.

This is a product that comes from the desire to have jam tracks that really groove, with heavy hitting Blues-Cats playing them. Learning Groove Slang is like getting a PHD "from the boulevard of the blues". They will help make anyone "street smart with the blues". They are perfect for playing lead blues licks and melodies on any instrument, whether it be harmonica, sax, piano, guitar or anything else playing blues music.