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Take a listen! I've got you covered for many styles of drumming we play in Jazz music. Practice with the pros! 

Many of the drumless tracks also have a drum chart (drum sheet music) to take your drum practice to a higher level. 

You can also purchase and download all of these drumless tracks at vonbaronstore.com!

Jazz Drum School Backing Tracks For Drums

  • Producer: Von Baron
  • Level: Beginner-Advanced
  • Playing time: 3.5 hours
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Course overview
Play with better feel, time and creativity in your practice and in the band. Drum practice tracks designed by a drummer for drummers. 

These are not only practice drumless tracks, they're real-world practice tools. Use these songs to work on the skills you're learning at Jazz Drum School and play better with other musicians.  
  • Total Playing Time: 3.5 hours
  • Total Drumless Tracks: 120
  • PDF Drum Charts (Drum Sheet Music): 27
  • Drum Lab Monthly Drum Class

What Are Backing Tracks For Drums?

Backing tracks for drums are play along music tracks for drummers to practice.  There are many backing tracks out there for Rock, Funk, Soul, Pop and other styles. There aren't so many for drummers to practice their Jazz drumming. 

Drumless Tracks

With the right drumless tracks, as they're also called, you can even prepare for live MUSIC playing situations. This is something I always keep in mind when I create my drum practice tracks. 

I want you to have fun and be able to practice in a way that gets you ready to play with other musicians. That's the point yes? We want to play with others and make great music together. 

Jazz Drumless Tracks

Jazz music is a very special kind of music. The thing that separates Jazz from all other styles is a musical conversation.  

What that means is, each of the musicians is listening to the other musicians' musical ideas.  We do this in Jazz music to play things that support or continue each other's musical phrases. 

The drumless tracks in this collection let you practice being a part of that musical conversation. None of the tracks are loops.  Instead, they are real music played by real skilled Jazz musicians.

Because you're playing with real musicians, you can develop real Jazz drumming skills like Jazz drums comping, drumming time and feel, drum soloing and much more. 

To learn more about how to be a part of the Jazz conversation, take a look at my Secrets Of Jazz Drumming Course.  I break down over 100 parts of the Jazz conversation and how to play each of them on the drums. 

Learn How To Play Drums

When we want to learn how to play drums, our main goal should be playing well with other musicians. These drumless tracks are great to develop this essential skill. 

If you don't have a many Jazz musicians in your town to practice with, my drumless tracks will help.  They're also helpful to get you ready for your first Jazz Jam session. 

My drumless tracks will give you some real-world playing experience in the comfort of your own home. Most of the drumless tracks in this collection also have drum charts (drum sheet music).  

Having an audio track and a drum chart to follow along gives you double the practice and playing experience.  If you're unsure how to read a drum chart, also check out my Brushes Mastery Course.  I take the mystery out of reading a drum chart.

Drum Solos And Trading Fours and Eights

There are almost no drumless tracks out there that help you improve your Jazz drum solos.  All of my drumless tracks have a bass only mix so you can play long drum solos over the form of each song. 

I also have specific tracks to get you better at trading fours and eights. Trading fours and eights is when another instrument like the saxophone plays a four or eight-measure solo followed by the drums playing a four or eight-measure solo. 

This can go back and forth many times through the form of a song and is another opportunity for drummers to continue the musical conversation.  You can practice this important skill in both my Trading Fours And Eights and Almost Jazz Standards drumless tracks. 

To learn more about how to trade fours and eights, check out my Intro To Jazz Drumming Course, my Secrets of Jazz Drumming Course and my Brushes Mastery Course!

Drumming Practice Tips

If we have fun when we practice, we're going to do it a lot more often. I think in drumming practice, we need balance. 

We need a mix of specific hand, foot and drummer independence exercises and playing with music.  If all of drumming practice is focused only on drumming exercises, we won't really know how to connect our new skills to music. 

That's were drumless tracks can really help you.  Work on your coordination exercises like the ones on my Jazz Drumming Patterns Course.  After you're comfortable, try playing some of your new drumming patterns with these drumless tracks. 

This is a great way to connect the dots and really start to improve your drumming. You'll also be getting yourself ready to use your new drumming abilities when playing music with other musicians. 

THE DRUMLESS TRACKS

01 JAZZ SWING DRUMS TRADING FOURS AND EIGHTS

A collection of Jazz Swing drumless tracks for your drum solo practice.
  • ALL BLUES 3/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 110 BPM (5:57)
  • ALL BLUES 3/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 110 BPM (5:57)
  • ALL BLUES 3/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 110 BPM (5:57)
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 140 BPM (5:59)
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 140 BPM (5:59)
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 140 BPM (5:59)
  • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 150 BPM (4:43)
  • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 150 BPM (4:43)
  • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 150 BPM (4:43)
  • JUST FRIENDS 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 8's and 4's - 190 BPM (4:30)
  • JUST FRIENDS 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 190 BPM (4:30)
  • JUST FRIENDS 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 8's and 4's - 190 BPM (4:30)
  • ROUTE 66 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 4's and 8's - 140 BPM (6:39)
  • ROUTE 66 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 140 BPM (6:39)
  • ROUTE 66 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 4's and 8's - 140 BPM (6:39)
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 3/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 140 BPM (5:19)
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 3/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 140 BPM (5:19)
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 3/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 140 BPM (5:19)

02 BOSSA NOVA - SAMBA DRUMS TRADING FOURS AND EIGHTS

A collection of Bossa Nova and Samba drumless tracks for your drum solo practice.
  • DINDI (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS DURING FOURS - 85 BPM (6:44)
  • DINDI (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS ONLY - 85 BPM (6:44)
  • DINDI (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS - 85 BPM (6:44)
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS DURING FOURS - 120 BPM (5:50)
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS ONLY - 120 BPM (5:50)
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS - 120 BPM (5:50)
  • MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 260 BPM (7:22)
  • MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS ONLY - 260 BPM (7:22)
  • MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL (Chords) - (SAMBA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 260 BPM (7:22)
  • O BARQUINHO (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS DURING EIGHTS AND FOURS - 130 BPM (5:31)
  • O BARQUINHO (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS ONLY - 130 BPM (5:31)
  • O BARQUINHO (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - NO BASS DURING EIGHTS AND FOURS - 130 BPM (5:31)
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS - 190 BPM (5:26)
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS ONLY - 190 BPM (5:26)
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS - 190 BPM (5:26)
  • SÓ DANÇO SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 180 BPM (4:42)
  • SÓ DANÇO SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS ONLY - 180 BPM (4:42)
  • SÓ DANÇO SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 180 BPM (4:42)

JAZZ SWING 4/4 DRUMMING

Straight ahead Swing groove tracks to get you time, feel and comping together.
  • AUTUMN SWING 105 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:53)
  • LOVE TO SWING 180 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:00)
  • MOONLIGHT SWING 100 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (4:05)
  • SOMBER SWING 110 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:41)
  • SPRING SWING 145 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (2:50)
  • SWING WITH ME 160 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:24)
  • SWINGING AWAY FROM IT ALL 120 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:26)
  • SWINGING BLUES FOR YOU 110 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:13)
  • SWINGING MY WAY BACK HOME 130 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:09)
  • SWINGING TOGETHER 115 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:32) 
  • THAT SWINGING FEELING 125 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:16)

04 AFRO-CUBAN LATIN DRUMMING

Afro-Cuban Latin drum practice tracks. Authentic music played by real musicians with 4 individual mixes per track.
  • AFRO-CUBAN HUSTLE 101 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) THIS TRACK ALSO HAS A DRUM SOLO BREAKDOWN SECTION - (5:52)
  • AMOR SOFISTICADO 90 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:34)
  • CHA-CHA-CHA AHA! 110 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:55)
  • ESTA NOCHE 120 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (3:26)
  • GOTTA GO GUAGUANCO 102 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (3:58)
  • LOCO LOLITA 180 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:26)
  • MAMBOLEO 165 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:04)
  • PEQUEÑA CHA-CHA-CHA 125 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:19)
  • SONGO A GOGO 210 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) THIS TRACK ALSO HAS A DRUM SOLO BREAKDOWN SECTION - (3:49)

05 ALMOST JAZZ STANDARDS VOL. 1-3 DRUMLESS TRACKS

This is the complete collection of all rearrangements of famous Jazz standard songs for drum practice. Practice with 2 of the top Jazz musicians in Japan!
Volume 1
BELLMONT AVENUE - If I Were A Bell - (5:48) - Jazz Swing
CONTEMPLATION - Confirmation - (8:29) - Jazz Swing
INSENSITIVITY - How Insensitive - (9:10) - Bossa Nova
MOODY - I'm In The Mood For Love - (9:36) - Jazz Ballad
TOOTS IT! - TAKE 1 - Bluesette - (7:37) - 3/4 Swing
TOOTS IT! - TAKE 2 - Bluesette - (6:09) - 3/4 Swing
Volume 2
  • ANOTHER THANG - TAKE 1 - Just One of Those Things - (6:35) - Fast Swing
  • ANOTHER THANG - TAKE 2 - Just One of Those Things - (6:22) - Fast Swing
  • BEAUTIFUL HEART - My Foolish Heart (9:35) - Straight 8ths
  • IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 1 - This Can't Be Love - (5:14) - Partito Alto/Samba
  • IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 2 - This Can't Be Love - (5:11) - Partito Alto/Samba
  • KALEIDOSCOPIC - Fascinating Rhythm - (4:35) - New Orleans Second Line
  • SHADY SIDE - On The Sunny Side of the Street - (6:40) - Jazz Swing
Volume 3
  • STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 1 - St. Thomas - (5:50) - Calypso-Soca
  • STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 1 - St. Thomas - (5:28) -   Calypso-Soca
  • ATLAS - TAKE 1 - At Last - (6:38) - 12/8 Blues Feel
  • ATLAS - TAKE 2 - At Last - (6:37) -   12/8 Blues Feel
  • GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 1 - On Green Dolphin Street - (7:36) - Latin/Swing
  • GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 1 - On Green Dolphin Street - (7:36) - Latin/Swing
  • STANDBY - TAKE 1 - Stand By Me - (7:12) - Light Pop
  • STANDBY - TAKE 2 - Stand By Me - (7:29) - Light Pop
  • TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 1 - Take Five - (6:01) - 5/4 Swing
  • TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 2 - Take Five - (5:54) - 5/4 Swing

06 BONUS DRUMLESS TRACKS

Here are some other drumless tracks used in courses at Jazz Drum School.
  • TAKIN' IT EASY WITH ACOUSTIC PIANO AND BASS JAZZ BALLAD 60 BPM (06:50)
  • IN A MELLOW TONE DRUMLESS TRACK (05:10)
  • BLUEGRASS DRUMLESS TRACK (05:16)

Drumless tracks reviews

Develop “confident” sense of rhythm. That’s what these tracks do. They work!
Brian H.
The tracks are swinging and sounding excellent and is so much fun to play to it. And the best way of practicing / enjoying the trading.
Stefan H.
Finally, someone who gets how we need to practice to learn this style! Real players, real tunes, no clicks and very long arrangements.  Great stuff!
John S.
I really can’t say anymore about it. If you're new to Jazz or not and need to work on your time etc. Buy It ! Great value for your money !!!!
Rick W.
These tracks are fun to play, with enough challenging hits for every level. Beginners to professionals will enjoy playing these tracks.
John C.
Great musics. thank you.
Philippe P.
These tracks are very well put together. No click needed because you can virtually set your watch by these guys! A great way to practise time feels , soloing and just generally blowing over standard song forms. Lovely stuff!!
Keith H.
I am pleased to use, and listen, the musical support. I use for drumming and I have noted some improvement in my performances. I will enjoy with additional volume.
Francesco M.

Enjoy practicing drums.

Jazz Drum School Backing Tracks For Drums

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Innovative drumless tracks to help you practice with drum sticks and drum brushes.  Learn to play a wide variety of music styles we use in Jazz drumming. 

Improve your Jazz drums comping, drum solos, coordination, time, feel and a lot more. 

Just what you need to improve your Jazz drumming and be able to play with other musicians:
  • 3.5 hours of practice music
  • Over 120 drumless tracks
  • 27 drum chart PDF's.
  • Drum Lab Monthly Drum Class

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About YOUR TEACHER

Performing regularly on stage and in the recording studio for 35+ years, Von Baron is one of the busiest drummers in Japan. 

Playing with Stanley Jordan, Benny Golson, Eddie Henderson, Geoff Keezer and many others gave Von the opportunity to hone his Jazz drumming skills. 

It's with this real world experience, Von created these drumless tracks to help you get the most out of your drumming practice. 
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