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Free Tunes & Backing Tracks

Can they really be free?

Yes. There is a lot of free stuff scattered throughout the site, in this section we have some mp3 downloads, backing tracks and sheet music for your enjoyment and education. There is a donation button (hint hint) but fair enough, if you don’t have a lot of money right now, then there is no pressure or expectation to donate. But do let me know if you find the stuff useful, and please tell others about the site – it all helps.

Free playalongs, audio files and sheet music

We happily offer many free resources on this site. All we ask is that if you want to share any of these, rather than distribute them yourself you refer people back to these pages. If you enjoy the resources and feel like making a donation of any size to help with our fundraising in aid of music education for children with special needs, please see here

Copyright stuff

These are free but they are still copyright. You may use them for your own personal use but please don’t redistribute these in any form, either giving away, selling or lending. Please refer your students, friends etc. to this site if they want the tracks. This doesn’t stop you from recording your solos over them and uploading to Youtube etc. but if you do please credit me and let me know.

Courtesy of cksounds.co.uk

Climb Every Mountain in C
Lets Fall in Love in C
We’ve Only Just Begun in Eb
You Belong to Me in B
Black Orpheus in C
Cantaloupe Island in C
Midnight Jazz in Eb min
Theme for Ernie in Ab
Nica’s Dream in C
Always on my Mind (alto) in C
Harlem Nocturne in C with intro
Naima in Ab

Crazy in Eb
Me and Mrs Jones in C and Db
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set in Ab
Stranger on The Shore in F
The Dolphin
Blues in Bb
Blues in G

In Your Own Sweet Way (100) mp3
In Your Own Sweet Way (140) mp3
In Your Own Sweet Way solo mp3
In Your Own Sweet Way pdf file

The solo has been transposed for tenor/ Bb instruments, the backing track is in Eb.

Nature Boy in C
My One And Only in Eb
Work Song in Ab
Alfie in C
Harlem Nocturne in C
Round Midnight in Ebmin
Theme For Ernie in Ab
Tears In Heaven in A
Tears In Heaven(lite) in A
Wonderful Tonight in G
Wonderful Tonight(internet) in G

Can’t Help Falling In Love in Db
Something Funky
Emily in Ab
BariWalk in Eb
Fever(Eb)
Full House(Ab)
Easy Living(Eb)
When Sunny Gets Blue(Eb)
Changes pdf
Changes(2) mp3
Changes(1)mp3
1 O’clock(t) pdf
1 O’clock(t) mp3

1 O’clock(a) pdf
1 O’clock(a) mp3

All the things you are(Ab)
Chan’s Song (Eb)
Groove Merchant (Bb)
Wave(D)

Along Came Betty
Blue Bossa
Bossa Antigua
Bouncing With Bud
Bunko
Cantaloupe Island
Crazy
Dancing on The Ceiling
Dexter
Dindi
End Of The World
Frenesi
Goodbye Mr Evans
I Remember Clifford
I Fall in Love too Easily
Infant Eyes
Isfahan
Let’s Cool One
Lets Fall In Love
Moonglow
O Morro Nao Tem Vez (Getz)
Out of NoWhere
Over the Rainbow (Reggae)
Petite Fleure
Shining Hour
Stardust
The Dolphin
The Peacocks
Tour De Force
Walkin’ Shoes
Watermelon man
We’ve Only Just Begun
Where is the Love

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Dorian Mode Backing Tracks

The dorian mode is a great mode for learning to improvise. These tracks have only one or two chords. You can either improvise using the chords or else just use the scales and your ears to work out what notes sound good. Try using a few minor penatonics and blues scales or more “out” notes for interest. (The major 7 can sound cool if you use it either for tension or to resolve up into to root.

Smoothdaddy

Smooth jazz dorian mode in Bbm

Instrument Chords
Concert pitch (Bbm7 – Eb7)
Eb instrument (Gm7 – C7)
Bb Instruments) (Cm7 – F7)

The Love Groove

Dorian in Cm. The bass stays around the C, but the chords are Cm7 – F7 but you can think of it as just Cm7

Instrument Chords
Concert pitch (Cm7 – F7)
Eb instruments (Am7 – D7)
Bb Instruments (Dm7 – G7)

Dorian G

Smoothfunk dorian in G

Instrument Chords
Concert pitch (Gm7 – C7)
Eb instruments (Em7 – A7)
Bb Instruments (Am7 – D7)


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Jumping Jam at various tempos

This is a great way to practise this simple 1940s style jump blues track. Yes, the tune is simple but it sounds great when played fast so we have included backing tracks at different tempos. You can download the full track and listen to it played at the fast tempo. There is also sheetmusic for Eb and Bb instruments to download.

The backing track mp3s start at a sedate 140bpm and finish at 240bpm. Take your time perfecting the tune at each tempo before moving on to the next.

Here is the track (with saxophone) at 240BPM, the download includes backing mp3s at different tempos plus sheet music for Eb, Bb and C instruments:


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Smooth EPThese three are from many years ago in a sort of smooth jazz style but with some variations from the genre as they were originally composed for TV/Film soundtrack themes. They loosely fit into the  genre and are great fun to play.

Touche has a kind of Jazz/Indie Hip Hop beat with some tasty guitar licks from Paul Stacy and a nice lazy relaxed feel.

Syndrome is a more angular M base feel with synth stabs and some surprise modulations.

Mr Nice is more in the typical 80s style.

Included in the download is sheet music for Eb, Bb and C instruments and a backing track for Touche. More backing tracks are on the way so watch this space!


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In the saxophone section:

Beginners’ tunes & chord/scale reference chart to help with impro learning.

http://tamingthesaxophone.com/saxophone-free

+ Free Arrangements (band parts) and Mr Lucky ringtones when you buy the Mr Lucky CD

+ Playalong music and mp3 for Big

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