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    Hi,

    Hope it's OK for me to post this here (and apologies in advance if not).

    I've been really missing jamming over the past year, and backing tracks haven't quite filled the gap. Either they're too short (once or twice round the tune never feels long enough) or they're just backup (I need the tune to practice the chords too). But the real thing I miss is that back and forth thing where you take it in turns to play the tune or take a break and back each other up.

    So I started making my own tracks to jam along to and, after chatting to a few other pickers, realised they might be useful for others. So I'm releasing them as a free podcast.

    Each tune will have three tracks, me (on guitar) playing:

    • four times through the tune (so you play backup)
    • four times through the backup (so you play the tune)
    • backup, followed by the tune - repeated four times (so you can jam along)


    The first tune is Whiskey Before Breakfast in D at 75 bpm. There's more info at https://bluegrassjamalong.com/ or you can find he podcast on Apple Podcasts (and it's also on Spotify if that's where you get your podcasts).

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    Matt
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    Hi. I uploaded 3 more backing tracks today for Soldier’s Joy, ready for a bit of weekend picking time! Same links as above.

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    Thanks Scott for the mention in the 'quick news' section on the cafe homepage!

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    Thanks so much for this! These are good quality tracks to play along with.
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    Thank you! I’m enjoying making them and using them myself but it’s great to hear they’re helpful. Thanks for trying them.

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    So exciting to see the podcast featured in Bluegrass Today!

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    Great, fun resource. Thank you for putting this out there!
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    Cheers Kevin, thanks for listening!

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    Hi. I’ve added Red Haired Boy to the podcast if anyone fancies a new tune to jam to!

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    Hey. Iíve added St Anneís Reel to the podcast. Extra points this week if you can hear my neighbour mowing his lawn in the background

    https://bluegrassjamalong.com/

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    Hi everyone.

    I'm trying something different on the podcast this week.

    It's based on something Bryan Sutton mentioned on the ArtistWorks course I'm on about stamina being the key thing for all of us when we're back in a jam/playing live situation. It gave me the idea to string a few tunes together into a mini-jam of sorts, so it's not just one tune.

    I've just uploaded Mini Jam #1 - Whiskey Before Breakfast, Soldier's Joy and Red Haired Boy. The whole thing is about 25 mins long - https://bluegrassjamalong.com

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    Hi. I’ve also added this week’s regular tune now, Blackberry Blossom https://bluegrassjamalong.com

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    Hey Matt, thanks for putting the time into this! Just subbed through Apple. Looking forward to practicing with these.

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    Thanks! I hope it’s useful

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    Hi. I’ve added Cherokee Shuffle to the podcast. Links to various platforms can be found at https://bluegrassjamalong.com/the-podcast/

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    Sure do appreciate these!! I've been looking forward to your new fiddle tune each week....recommending them as well. Hope you are getting plenty of follows on this.

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    Thank you! Really pleased you’re enjoying them! I’ve had downloads from 93 countries so far, which is slightly mind bending.

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    Morning everyone. Happy Friday! I’ve added Billy in the Lowground to the podcast. You’ll find links at https://bluegrassjamalong.com/the-podcast/

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    These are super great. Thanks so much for doing these!
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    Hey! Thanks for checking them out and taking the time to say hi. So glad they’re useful

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    As I type this the podcast has just hit 5,000 downloads. Thanks to all of you who were responsible for some of those
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    This week's podcast tune is Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms in G. 3 new tracks as always and you'll find links at https://bluegrassjamalong.com/the-podcast/

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    Hi everyone.

    This week on the podcast it’s Salt Creek. Links as always at https://bluegrassjamalong.com/the-podcast/

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    Another week, another tune! This week on the podcast we've got three backing tracks for Angeline the Baker - links to various platforms at https://bluegrassjamalong.com/the-podcast/

    Happy Friday!

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    Hi everyone. I've added another 'mini jam' to the podcast - Blackberry Blossom, Cherokee Shuffle and Billy In The Lowground (all at 75bpm) - links as usual at https://bluegrassjamalong.com/the-podcast/

    As I type this we're hovering on 99 countries we've had downloads from so far (I don't think I could even name that many countries!)

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