Thursday, 7 July 2011

Footprints Jazz Tutorial & Free Backing Track

"Footprints" is a jazz standard composed by Wayne Shorter, first appearing on his 1966 album Adam's Apple.
Whilst in 6/4 metre, it is debatable whether it could be called a jazz waltz, since the feel could be divided into compound duple or simple triple time.
- Wikipedia

Footprints Backing Track
Tonality C minor.
Track sequenced, performed, recorded and mixed by Mihai Sorohan in 2011.

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Music Sheet from

Another good tutorial for this jazz standard can be found HERE

Here, for inspiration Wayne Shorter - Footprints from 'Adam's Apple'.
- Wayne Shorter (ts),
- Herbie Hancock (p),
- Reggie Workman (b),
- Joe Chambers (d).

Previous tutorials & backing tracks:
- Blues Tutorial
- Cantaloupe Island Jazz Tutorial
- Blue Bossa Jazz Tutorial & Free Backing Track
- Footprints Jazz Tutorial & Free Backing Track

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You may use the provided backing tracks for:
- practice;
- recording/filming yourself soloing on top of it, and posting on YouTube or similar free services;
- use in a live performance/show.
You may not:
- use it for commercial purposes (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc).

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Enjoy the freebie.


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  2. Very cool, thank you! But that tutorial link doesn't seem to work for me,. Is that site gone?