Rhythm Bass & Drums Backing Track


Download this bass and drums backing track over Rhythm Changes.  This will help you practice this popular jazz structure.

This backing track has been produced and arranged by Paul Tobey.  To hear the full tutorial for which this backing track applies please see the video below.

This backing track contains bass & drums at 200 bpm on rhythm changes and the head to Oleo by Sonny Rollins.

Rhythm changes are an essential part of any jazz pianist’s repertoire. The popular AABA structure lends itself well to soloing and therefore it’s an important call on the bandstand.  To help you practice Rhythm Changes we’ve put together a backing track with head in and out along with 4 soloing choruses.  This will allow you to practice the changes and soling over and over again until it all sits well underneath your fingers.  The head also contains the bass player playing the head melody to Oleo along with you.

To catch a tutorial of Paul Tobey talking about rhythm changes please see “Bebop Rhythm Changes” video on YouTube

This is an example of Paul Tobey playing the head and soloing over the backing track.

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