Now's the Time

Backing Tracks

Tracks 1-3

On each of the first three tracks, you will hear the melody for Charlie Parker’s blues tune¬†Now’s the Time,, first in its simpler form at measure 9, and then in its actual form with the sixteenth note triplets at measure 9. These three tracks are the same, saved at three different tempos to help you learn and then build your tempo gradually.

Tracks 4-5

The last two tracks let you hear a couple of choruses of soloing over the tune using the 1st 4 notes–root, 2nd, b3rd and 6th–that I use to help early improvisers get up and running.