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12 Bar Blues Backing Tracks In B – Slow, Medium & Fast Tempos

Slow tempo (60bpm)

This backing track is in the style of a laid back organ trio (organ/bass, guitar, drums)… Imagine a smoky blues club at 3am… Play the video to hear the track and view the chord chart.

Need help?

Need help deciding what to play over this track? Check out the ‘Blues Licks’ lessons on my guitar lesson videos page.

Medium tempo (120 bpm)

This backing track is in the style of a jazzy guitar trio (guitar, bass and drums). The band sound pretty happy for blues musicians… Play the video to hear the track and view the chord chart.

Need help?

Need help deciding what to play over this track? Check out the ‘Blues Licks’ lessons on my guitar lesson videos page.

Fast tempo (180bpm)

This backing track is in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan – a smokin’ Texas blues band with guitar, bass, drums and some Hammond organ. Play the video to hear the track and view the chord chart.

Need help?

Need help deciding what to play over this track? Check out the ‘Blues Licks’ lessons on my guitar lesson videos page.

Over the whole track, use:

B minor pentatonic scale
B major pentatonic scale
B blues scale
B hybrid scale
B mixolydian mode
B dorian Mode

Over the I chord (Bb7), use:

B minor pentatonic scale
B major pentatonic scale
B blues scale
B hybrid scale
B mixolydian mode
B dorian Mode
B major arpeggio
B dominant 7th arpeggio

Over the IV chord (Eb7), use:

B minor pentatonic scale
B major pentatonic scale
B blues scale
B hybrid scale
B mixolydian mode
B dorian Mode
E major arpeggio
E dominant 7th arpeggio

Over the V chord (F7), use:

B minor pentatonic scale
B major pentatonic scale
B blues scale
B hybrid scale
B mixolydian mode
B dorian Mode
F# major arpeggio
F# dominant seventh arpeggio…

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