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MIDI Files for Soloing/Improvisation Practice

Here is a chance to work on soloing and improvisation. I have scales in all major and natural minor keys and practice progressions to help develop your improvisatory skills.

Major/Natural Minor Scale Fingerings

These pages of scales are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. If you don't already have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, click here to get it. Please note that the keys of F#/D#m, Cb/Abm and C#/A#m are not included because they are fingered the same respectively as Gb/Dbm, B/G#m and Db/Bbm.

Major Scale Practice Progressions

Use these MIDI files as accompaniment for improvising using major scales in the key of each progression. These are all I-vi-ii-V progressions.

Key of C

Key of G

Key of D

Key of A

Key of E

Key of B

Key of Gb

Key of Db

Key of Ab

Key of Eb

Key of Bb

Key of F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Minor Scale Practice Progressions

Use these MIDI files as accompaniment for improvising using natural minor scales in the key of each progression. These are all i-iv-i-VII progressions.

Key of Am

Key of Em

Key of Bm

Key of F#m

Key of C#m

Key of G#m

Key of Dm

Key of Gm

Key of Cm

Key of Fm

Key of Bbm

Key of Ebm

 

 

 

 

Blues Progressions

Use these MIDI files as accompaniment for improvising against I-IV-V Blues Progressions.

Key of C

Key of G

Key of E

Key of A

 

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