Key of A Practice Tracks

This page is for Practice Tracks with a Tonal Center of A. There are three sections below: first for Major, the second for Minor, and a third for Blues-based tracks which are flexible enough to use either or both. Above each video are the vital statistics for the track - what you need to know in order to play along with/over it. For tips and ideas for using these, please see the general introductory page /practice-tracks.

Practice Tracks in A Major

Title & Comments: A major track. I'm a fan of chord changes that alternate between the I and the ii chord, it's just chill and pleasant.
Author: SPJ Jam Tracks.
Meter & Tempo: 4/4 about 75bpm 
Key: A Major 
Scales, Pitch vocabulary: A major. A pentatonic major.
Chords: A  Bm

 

 

 

Title & Comments: Pop rock track. A nice power ballad, it reminds me of so many songs that I can't pick out a single one. Nice track.
Author: Jam Tracks On Demand.
Meter & Tempo: 4/4 about 65bpm 
Key: A Major 
Scales, Pitch vocabulary: A major. A pentatonic major.
Chords: A  D  E  F#m

 

 

Title & Comments: doo wop changes, at a nice chill tempo.
Author: Music Art
Meter & Tempo: 4/4 about 80bpm
Key: A Major 
Scales, Pitch vocabulary: A major. A pentatonic major.
Chords: A  D  E  F#m

Practice Tracks in A Minor

Title & Comments: Reggae style track with simple two chord changes. "Aeolian" is another word for minor (or 'natural minor').
Author: Quist.
Meter & Tempo: 4/4 about 73bpm 
Key: A Minor 
Scales, Pitch vocabulary: A minor. A pentatonic minor. 
Chords: Am  Dm

 

 

 

Title & Comments: 12 bar blues in A minor. It has a similar feel to The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King, however the chords are not quite the same, and King's original is in B minor (hint, look on the B backing tracks page .....)
Author: Mostafa Moftah
Meter & Tempo: 4/4 about 100bpm
Key: A Minor 
Scales, Pitch vocabulary: A minor. A pentatonic minor. 
Chords: Am  Dm  Em

Practice Tracks in A with a flexible modality