Jump in to TrueFire’s monthly Tag Jams and make some music with fellow students, educators and even a few surprise guest artists — all from the comfort of your desktop!

Sound like fun? Just download or stream the monthly rhythm track, lay down a short solo over that track on an audio or video file, and then send the file back to us. We’ll do a nice slice and dice using everybody’s contribution and then publish the file for your listening pleasure.

We’re kicking off Tag Jams with a jam track from Larry Carlton’s 335 Blues. Larry lays down some pretty tasty comping over a Stormy Monday kind of progression in the key of A. First check out Larry Carlton’s solo to get a feel then follow the directions below for recording and submitting your own solo.

Larry Carlton’s Solo:

Record Your Own Solo:
Now record your own solo–this is your chance to lay down a track with Larry Carlton! Feel free to solo
over one, two or all three choruses. Here’s the jam track:

Tag Jam #1

Click here to download the jam track

Recording Tip:
If you’re not familiar with desktop recording software and techniques, no worries — just stream the audio file above through the speakers of your computer, plug your guitar into your amp, and play over the track while you record yourself with a webcam or microphone connected to your computer.

Submission Instructions:
If you decide to record a video, upload it to YouTube (or any other video site) and send the link to zach@truefire.com. If you go with just audio, upload it to SoundCloud (or any other audio site) and send the link to zach@truefire.com.


Additional Help:
If you have any questions at all about TrueFire Tag Jams, head on over to the dedicated forum thread.