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The podcast for anyone and everyone who plays bluegrass. Every week we feature a different fiddle tune and give you three brand new backing tracks: Backup 4 times through (you play the tune or improvise breaks), Tune 4 times through (you play backup) and ‘Jam Along’ (4 complete run throughs, alternating backup and tune). They work with any instrument - guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass, banjo…even if you’re a bluegrass cellist (I have actually met one!). For more info and chord charts, visit https://bluegrassjamalong.com. Hope you find these tracks useful (and thanks for listening!) - Matt

Bluegrass Jam Along Matt Hutchinson

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The podcast for anyone and everyone who plays bluegrass. Every week we feature a different fiddle tune and give you three brand new backing tracks: Backup 4 times through (you play the tune or improvise breaks), Tune 4 times through (you play backup) and ‘Jam Along’ (4 complete run throughs, alternating backup and tune). They work with any instrument - guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass, banjo…even if you’re a bluegrass cellist (I have actually met one!). For more info and chord charts, visit https://bluegrassjamalong.com. Hope you find these tracks useful (and thanks for listening!) - Matt

    Mini Jam #3 - 3 tunes at 75bpm

    Mini Jam #3 - 3 tunes at 75bpm

    This week we've got a bonus for you. This is the third in the series, which I'm putting together to feel a bit more like playing at a real jam. That means we're playing 3 tunes back to back instead of focussing on just one.

    This week's tunes are:
    Big Sciota in G (starts at 0:40)Arkansas Traveler in D (starts at 7:53)Bill Cheatham in A (starts at 15:14)
    We're taking it steady at 75bpm and each tune follows our regular 'jam along' format. That means I play backup and you play lead, then we swap, then we repeat the whole thing another 3 times. The whole jam lasts around 25 minutes.
    If you want chord charts for these tunes,  head to bluegrassjamalong.com, where you'll also find details of how to get in touch. I'd love to hear any feedback on these mini jams so do let me know what you think.
    Thanks,
    Matt

    • 22 min
    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - Performance

    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - Performance

    This week we're jamming along to Soldier's Joy. This is a performance track, rather than a backing track. It's me playing both tune and backup so you've got a reference to listen to if you're new to the tune, or just want to be able to listen a few times to the whole thing.

    Don't forget to check out the other three episodes when you're done and jam along!

    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch),  head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 3 min
    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - Jam Along

    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - Jam Along

    Thanks for listening to Bluegrass Jam Along, the podcast for anyone, and everyone, who plays bluegrass.

    This week we're jamming along to the classic tune Soldier's Joy and I've got  three brand new backing track episodes for you. This is the jam along track where I play backup, then the tune and we swap over. It's four times through in the key of D at 85 bpm. I'm playing it on guitar with a capo at the second fret.


    backing track starts at 00:40
    Don't forget to check out the other two episodes when you're done.

    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch), just head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 7 min
    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - You Play Lead

    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - You Play Lead

    Thanks for listening to Bluegrass Jam Along, the podcast for anyone, and everyone, who plays bluegrass.

    This week we're jamming along to the classic tune Soldier's Joy and I've got  three brand new backing track episodes for you. In this episode I play backup so you can work on the tune. It's four times through in the key of D at 85 bpm. I'm playing it on guitar with a capo at the second fret.


    backing track starts at 00:28
    Don't forget to check out the other two episodes when you're done.

    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch), just head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 3 min
    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - You Play Rhythm

    Soldier's Joy (D 85 bpm) - You Play Rhythm

    Thanks for listening to Bluegrass Jam Along, the podcast for anyone, and everyone, who plays bluegrass.

    This week we're jamming along to the classic tune Soldier's Joy and I've got  three brand new backing track episodes for you. In this episode I play the tune so you can work on backup. It's four times through in the key of D at 85 bpm. I'm playing it on guitar with a capo at the second fret.


    backing track starts at 00:35
    Don't forget to check out the other episodes when you're done.

    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch), just head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 3 min
    Big Sciota (G 75 bpm) - Performance

    Big Sciota (G 75 bpm) - Performance

    This week we're jamming along to Big Sciota. This is a performance track, rather than a backing track. It's me playing both tune and backup so you've got a reference to listen to if you're new to the tune, or just want to be able to listen a few times to the whole thing.

    Don't forget to check out the other three episodes when you're done and jam along!

    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch),  head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Dave S. ,

Outstanding!

Such a great way to develop your playing. Thank you!!!

Cossy III ,

Really Awesome.

Thanks so much for doing this. What a great resource. Just started learning how to play some of these songs and I’ve never jammed before. This is a great way to get an idea of what a bluegrass jam feels like. Keep up the good work and don’t be afraid to start a Patreon, my man.

namtats ,

What a Great Idea!

I wish there'd been someone doing this when I started. This is perfect, and a valuable resource.
Thanks for this, Matt. You're a good 'un.

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