Backing Track: Here is a jazz backing track I recorded of All The Things You Are.
I have some more backing tracks in addition to my own original recordings that you can listen to on my YouTube Channel
This backing track is to practice your jazz soloing with. It is taken from the standard real book chart. Play the melody or rhythm and solo.
At least once a week students will ask “How should I practice”. The next comment from them is something like “I put my alarm clock in front of me and when it reaches a half hour I know to stop practicing”.
While this is common among musicians, that is, to time oneself with the aid of clocks-stopwatches and the like it is actually a bad method and leads to unproductive practice. This routine usually results in watching the clock while practicing waiting for that big “alarm” to go off when one should be concentrating on playing the instrument.
Practice every day and for long durations.