XP 6: How can I find sounds and music to jam with?
Whether you are playing alone or with other people, jamming with additional sounds and music can be a lot of fun and a great way to come up with new ideas.
We’re going to explore some ways you can find sounds and music to jam with, even if you are jamming alone.
- When I jam alone, what is it like to play with a backing track? What is it like when I play without any other sound or music?
- Do I have to have a beat or a backing track to jam with? Why or why not?
- If I do need a beat, can I make it myself?
- What types of sounds could I jam along with that are around me right now?
- Watch this video, which shares some suggestions for finding sounds and backing tracks that you can jam with
2. Imagine creating your own backing track. Make a list of the top 5 things you want your tracks to do.
3. Find 5 tracks online that you’d like to jam over. Use whatever resources you like. If you want, you can start with some of the resources below:
- Stephane Wrembel’s backing tracks
- Kyu Tracks Rap Beats and Hip Hop Instrumentals on YouTube
- Jam Tracks Channel on YouTube
- Now You Shred Jam Tracks on YouTube
- Elite Backing Tracks on YouTube
4. After you choose your backing tracks, experiment with jamming along with one of the tracks.
- Try some of the strategies you’ve learned about throughout the playlist
Share What you Learned
If you are using the LRNG platform:
- Go back, find out what to submit, and complete the XP
- If you want, you can then learn even more with the optional “Go Further!” activities below
If you are not using the LRNG platform:
- Continue below and share with your teacher or organization:
Sharing What You Learned
- Write about what it was like to jam over a backing track.
- What was enjoyable?
- What challenges did you experience?
- Consider sharing a link to a recording of your jam
Return to the Get Started Jamming Music Learning Playlist