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Backing Tracks

When you’re playing your favorite tunes on a gig with your combo, you get to explore melodic and harmonic possibilities while in the groove, locked in with your rhythm section. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a similar experience in your practice sessions?

The Real Book Play-Along series was developed for just that purpose. Combining the amazing charts of the Real Book with audio tracks of a killer rhythm section provides the perfect environment for learning and practicing the essential elements of the tunes – the form, the changes, and the melody – all with the crucial skill of playing in time with a band.

All of the Real Book Play-Along tracks are recorded by professional musicians and are mixed and engineered to provide the highest-quality playback. Here are two free sample play-along tracks, both minus C instruments.

Browse all of our Real Book Play-Along volumes.