Improvisation Loop Videos
from Paper Moon Music
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Djangology 160bpm Solo over Django Reinhardt's "Djangology" chords at 160 bpm. Key of G major with some changes.
Take 5 (in E minor) Practice improvising over this classic jazz tune in 5/4 time. Originally recorded in Eb minor, this loop is in E minor for guitarists to take advantage of open strings.
Vals de Monstres Improvise in B minor over this i-v-iv-i chord progression. This is a waltz by Yann Tiersen from the soundtrack of the movie Amelie.
Moorea Practice improvising over this famous Gipsy Kings instrumental song. The progression is in both G# minor and F# minor respectively. With a capo on the 2nd fret, you can think of the keys as being F# minor and E minor.
Jazz ii - V - I - vi in C major Practice improvising over this common jazz progression. Watch out for the secondary dominant at the end (A7) which resolves back to Dm7.
Gentle Rain Improvise and practice the melody to this Bossa Nova classic from Luiz Bonfa.
Autumn Leaves Practice playing the melody and/or improvising with this famous jazz standard in the key of E minor.
12-Bar Blues in E Practice improvising over this Blues in E progression.
Bossa Dorado - Slow Tempo Practice improvising over this Gypsy Jazz standard. Key of D minor.
Dark Eyes Improvise in D minor (harmonic/melodic minor scales) over this Gyspy Jazz standard.
Black Orpheus Improvise in A minor over this famous Brazilian Jazz standard.
Bossa in A Major I - vi - ii - V progression in A Major to practice scales/improvisation.
Entre dos Aguas (A Section) Paco de Lucia's famous rumba. Use this to practice scales and improvisation in the Key of E minor (A dorian). Be careful to sharp all D notes over the B7 chord (use the E harmonic minor scale)
Entre dos Aguas (B Section Improvise over this E (harmonic) minor progression. It is the B section of Paco de Lucia's rumba "Entre dos Aguas" but can be found in hundreds of Spanish/Latin-style songs. Be careful to avoid the note D natural over the B7 chord - this is where all D's become sharp (raised 7th degree of the E harmonic minor scale).
Girl from Ipanema Improvise over the Ipanema changes and play the melody. Key of F.
Blue Bossa chords Practice the melody and improvise over Blue Bossa, from the Real Book