Backing tracks

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  1. Nedavine

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    Sorry wasnt sure where to post. Figured here was safest.

    Anyhow, having a bit of flirt with my guitar again after a long time of not playing. When I was kid guitar mags used to have tabs with CD backing tracks so you could play the parts along with a real song. Is there anything like that still around today?
     
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  3. Nedavine

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    would be ideal, but I live in Japan in the countryside so it&s not very likely.
     
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    Youtube is full of backing tracks.
     
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    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/in...-youtube-backing-track.1414806/#post-17633007

    loads of good tracks in that thread
     
  7. Nedavine

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    as stupid as it sounds I did not even think to look there. Thank you.
     
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    Loads of them there (good luck!). You can Google "backing tracks" and find some other stuff out there, but it's usually on sites that are jacked up with clickbait and other bad mojo.

    Peace,
     
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    Oh my God. Japanese hornets. The Godzilla of insects.
     
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    Howdy whippersnapper! When I was a kid we walked though snow barefoot to get to school... and we had these. ;)

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    http://www.bobbysbackingtracks.com/en/

    http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com

    https://jamtrackcentral.com

    http://megabackingtracks.bandcamp.com

    Some of the above are free downloadable backing tracks; others are a paid-for service.

    Some tracks are better quality than others. You could also visit the Member Videos & Soundclips section of this forum and locate some of the better players websites from which you could download or accompany their offerings. (I'd usually post some of the forum members names or websites, but they may not like the liberty I've already taken. If not, feel free to check 'em out and offer a donation perhaps. Supporting the musicians is almost always welcome.)
     
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    http://www.guitarorb.com/guitar-scales/

    That site has material on the six most commonly used scales for guitarists. On the same page as the scales are links for backing tracks suitable for each scale.
     
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  14. Nedavine

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    yeah its more actual songs than just random style backings. I found some sweet mastodon ones on youtube. I used to have paranoid android on cd.
     
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    And these.

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    Some BTs are cuts derived from actual songs with parts muted from software; others are actual BTs built from the ground up. It's wise to just spend some time scrolling through the variety of BTs and download the ones most suitable for you. Other websites have higher quality tracks built by regular musicians who have put together BTs of songs themselves. They are most expensive, but some are worth the price.
     
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    Can't say that I have. What is this? Drum BTs?
     
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    For my tribute bands I've recently started practicing with bluetooth earbuds, while playing along with the albums. I have all the music on my iPhone and can keep things a lot quieter, while still hearing everything I need to hear. The earbuds help me hear my own backing vocals in my head, they keep my guitar volume down, but audible to me, and the albums are obviously as accurate as you can get. When we've downloaded backing tracks for keys or stuff we don't have in the band, they've always sounded a little hokey. I only do this when Mrs. Lee isn't home, as the guitar is still pretty loud if you're not the one wearing earbuds, and it sounds kind of weird to just hear the guitar and my unmic'ed backing vocals. Still, it's way quieter than blasting the stereo and playing along at full volume.
     

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