Backing Tracks – The “12 Bar Blues”

When I first started learning piano (and even still) I found backing tracks that I could play along with to practice chord progressions and improvisation to be really helpful. Playing along with some drums, simple guitar and bass not only keeps you in time like a metronome, but it helps you with timing chord changes (and frankly it’s more fun than a metronome!)

I will be adding new backing tracks as much as I can for other common chord progressions, and possibly some songs.


Backing Tracks – The 12 Bar Blues

The “12 Bar Blues” progression is very common in blues, rock and country songs. After you play through this a few times, you will start to “feel” where the changes come in.

  • Chord Progression: 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 4 – 1 – 1 – 5 – 4 – 1 – 1
  • Key Of C: C – C – C – C – F – F – C – C – G – F – C – C
Fast Version In C
Slow Version In C

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