Rock Improvisation Level Three

Guitar Backing Track Video – Soloing Through All 12 Minor Keys

In this fun video guitar lesson, you will be following along with a backing track that will take you through all 12 minor keys.

This is a great tool for becoming very fluent with all of your minor keys during improvisation . As with the other video backing tracks, the onscreen text will always let you know the key you are in and what to use when improvising over it.

Every key in this backing track lasts for about 30 seconds before switching to the next one, all the way through the Cycle Of Fourths.

This kind of study is essential for ALL styles of music. If you watch this video a few times a day and do your best to stay with it while improvising through all of the keys, you will find it becoming more and more easy.

Take your time though, it may take a while for you to start feeling comfortable with this intensive type of study. You have to think fast to keep up. But very soon your confidence should really start to grow.

Have Fun!!

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Soloing Through All 12 Minor Keys Guitar Backing Track


  1. tweedguitar says:

    Hey Carl,
    Really cool idea…it’s a great meditation and exercise to start the day..I really appreciate the work and thought you have put into this as we can consolidate all the keys , modes , scales together in one infinite space..
    sincere gratitude

  2. Stephen Edmonds says:

    I really enjoy these lessons. I have never been the type to use the internet for learning music, but the way that you have done this, really entertains me alot. I’d say I am a pretty fluent guitarist, though everyone needs a little expansion. you have some great lessons and I am already learning alot. thank you

  3. caio says:

    owwoo very nice.. to pratice !!

  4. Jim Novak says:

    So I should use the minor pentatonic or melodic minor or harmonic scales with this???

    • Carl Brown says:

      Hey Jim, for the most part you should use minor pentatonic or the natural minor scale with this progression. However, you will notice that it is a two chord progression for each key. Over the first chord in each of those two chord progressions you can use harmonic or melodic minor without any clashing tones.

      Cheers!! Carl.. 😀

  5. fretburns says:

    Hey Carl this is really truly awsome! thanks!

  6. Jason Sobieski says:

    I’ll be making a donation at some point in the future. Thanks Carl Brown!

  7. Moh Titi says:

    Thank you so much for the knowledge, the joy of music and the time that you present here. Good effort and master sessions.

  8. Loxy Padayachee says:

    Hi Carl,
    Looking for Etude by Lee Ritenour (with Backing Track).
    This is a great song for an Acoustic Guitar.

    I am sure there are many Lee Ritenour fans out there.
    He aslo does a great Job on Bahia Funk.


  9. Loxy Padayachee says:

    Hi Carl,
    You have done a great job with your Guitar Lesson Site.
    I have really improved my playing due to your demos. I am engaged in lots of Gospel music & Jazz music and have used some of your stuff with great effect. Keep up the good work Enjoy the festive Season!

  10. tony sarrio says:

    Hey Carl, This is a great site and i am looking forward to really improving my playing and knowledge base.Thank you! Tony Sarrio!

  11. Eric Flores says:

    Hi Carl,
    I’m a new member and your lessons are truly a gift, thank you! Can you tell me the chords your playing? Great chords, very dissonant. Sounds very Joe Satriani-esque. I’m thinking some m9 and m11 chords with wide stretches lol

  12. Mark Pearson says:

    Hey Carl , Great lessons i know you have tons of requests .do you think you will ever be breaking down any Kings X

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