Backing Tracks and Drum Beats

The links below are to videos of different backing tracks and drum beats for students to practice with. It helps them keep a steady beat and adds some fun to exercises!

D Major track

Fun track to play along with any piece in D major with 4 beats per measure.

G Major track

Fun track to play along with any piece in G major with 4 beats per measure.

drum beat

More fun than a metronome, play with this track to practice staying with a beat!

e minor track

Track to play along with pieces in the key of e minor with 4 beats per measure.

triple meter track

Just drums for pieces with 3 beats per measure.

unsure of the key?

For most beginning songs, the key will be D Major.

For intermediate and advanced players, if there are 2 sharps in the key signature, it's in D Major. If there is only 1 sharp in the key signature, it's in G Major if it sounds cheerful or e minor if it sounds sad.