A number of videos were recorded using a loop pedal, and posted on YouTube, called Loop Fun (#1, #2, ...). One of those videos is shown below. The backing loops are available here for download in mp3 format, so you can jam on them yourself.
The loops below are not lessons, just material to play and practice with. The loops are cut exactly for looping, so set your media player or whatever you're using to loop playback.
New: Loop Fun DVD: a DVD with extensive lessons based on loops! **
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** the loops on the DVD are not the ones below, but similar in style and variation.
Loop #1 is just an A minor turnaround
Loop #2 is based on the tune 'Valerie'
Loop #3 is based on 'How Insensitive'
Loop #4 is based on 'Someday My Prince Will Come'
Loop #5 is an eighties movie tune (Turkish Delight)
Loop #6 is an improvised loop in Eb
Loop #7 is based on 'Feel Like Makin Love'
Loop #8 is based on 'Yardbird Suite'
Loop #9 is based on 'Lover Man'
Loop #10 is based on Chan's Song
Loop Fun for Xmas is based on Jingle Bells
Download below and have fun!
To learn jazz improvisation, check out the Jazz Exercises.
Loops 1 and 2 are simple single key tunes. Tunes 3, 4, 7, 8, 9,10 can surely be found on the web. Loop 5 you might not find easily. The chords of loop 5 are: Fmaj7/Fsus (7x) Fmaj7, B7-5, Bbmaj7, Em7-5/A7+5, Dm7,Db9,Cm9,B9-5,Bbmaj7, Em7-5/A7+5, Dm7,Ab13,Gm7,C9,Fmaj7/Fsus (4x).
Loop 6 is improvised, chords: Ebmaj9/Dbsus, 2x, Cm7, Gb13, Fm7,Gm7 Abmaj7,Bbsus, Ebmaj9, Bbsus
Xmas loop: you can find Jingle Bells anywhere; only this one modulates from C, to Db, to D and back, that's all.
- Loop Fun #1 (A minor)
- Loop Fun #2 (Eb major)
- Loop Fun #3 (D minor)
- Loop Fun #4 (Bb major)
- Loop Fun #5 (F major)
- Loop Fun #6 (Eb major)
- Loop Fun #7 (Bb major)
- Loop Fun #8 (C major)
- Loop Fun #9 (D minor)
- Loop Fun #10 (Db major)
- Xmas Loop (C)