Play Jazz Now, Jazz Play-Along Tracks

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FreeHand Music provides the most extensive selection of legal Digital Sheet Music available for musicians online. Their catalog includes over 125,000 downloadable sheet music titles from the world’s leading artists, composers, and publishers.

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Instead, we appeal to your sense of fair play and camaraderie. We’ve set up our pricing to make it affordable for any musician with a computer to purchase our play-alongs. If folks don’t pay for the tracks they use we will not be able to maintain this site and continually add new tracks (which is our intention). So, please, use the play-along tracks for yourself however you like. And tell your friends to visit us and get their own! Thanks.

A turnaround is a kind of musical cadence, a progression of chords that provides harmonic “punctuation” in a composition. Turnarounds are used to establish a tonal center (or key), to mark the end of a section of a tune, to return to the beginning of the previous section or to prepare for the beginning of a new section. A turnaround can also serve as an independent repeating section of a tune, often occurring in the form of a coda.

The harmonic material of many standard tunes consists of nothing more than variations of turnarounds. They can be thought of as essential formulas for understanding how compositions from the mainstream jazz and popular repertoire “work” harmonically. Though there are many jazz composers who’ve extended the language far beyond these harmonic formulas, the ability to understand and make creative use of turnarounds is essential for the jazz improvisor.

Downloading Your Tracks (Windows PC)

This video tutorial shows you exactly how to download your tracks.

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