I should maybe have put this in the Practice & Performance forum, but I thought it was more of a rank beginner's question--it sure is a goofy one.
Now that I have a few jam tracks that folks claim are 'easy' or 'for beginners', I have several challenges. I suppose the first is to figure out what key they're in and what the chord changes are. I can't imagine how anyone can help with that over the internet.
But aside from that, how would YOU recommend I begin. Suppose I take the backing track for a melody I know, such as Autumn Leaves (for example). Seems I should listen thru the track a few times first, but EXACTLY what should I listen for? Should I try to write down "number of bars for the intro" and stuff like that?
Another way to ask: what is the best way for a beginner to use a backing track--in general?