If you want to learn how to master blues guitar, you’ve got to master improvisation, and that means playing with a full band. If you’ve got access to a full group of musicians that you can jam with, then you’ll have no problem. However, if you’re just getting started or need to practice, then getting a full band together isn’t the easiest thing to do. That’s where blues guitar backing tracks come in.
You can use these backing tracks (which usually last four to five minutes) to practice blues guitar lead strategies, blues guitar licks, or other blues guitar patterns. You can usually get these backing tracks in a variety of different keys, which is good because if you’re learning to improvise, you’ve got to learn how to break free from playing only in your favorite or comfortable keys.
Also, the backing tracks are generally optimized for guitar players learning to play lead, so you won’t have to worry about a lead guitar track crowding your space. Generally, quality backing tracks will have drums, bass, rhythm guitar, and often piano or organ.