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Backing Track Help

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Kaitlyn, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Kaitlyn


    Sep 7, 2017
    Hey! I'm currently working on improvising. I know the basics; roots, fifths, sixths, and flat sevenths, plus a little bit more. I'm just trying to get my rhythm and technique down as well as working on connecting chords and seeing what sounds good together. Could you guys/gals link some possible backing tracks that I could practice with? Thanks!
  2. QuistJam on YouTube for starters. You'll see tracks for bass practice listed on the sidebar by others too. There's lots.
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  3. lstelie


    Nov 27, 2008
    Paris France

    It depends what kind of music you play.
    Of course, Youtube is a tremendous source.
    If you're into jazz/Blues, the usual suspect is the absolutely incredible software iReal (Mac, Android, IOS), will cost you a few bucks but worth every penny.
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  4. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    Just search YouTube for something specific like blues backing track in Am.
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  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    I've used jamstudio.com to build automated backing tracks for playing over. A little clunky and not terribly flexible, but works well enough for me.
  6. As mentioned, any search engine, Google or whatever, can pull up all kind of backing tracks. If you want the chords shown....... just include that in your command string.

    slow backing track, with chords - Bing video
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
  7. Here's a fairly easy one from QuistJam...he's on YouTube and has lots of bassless tracks, as do the others shown :-

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
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  8. Here's one a bit more complex:-

  9. If you like Bossa Nova:-

  10. Blues:-

  11. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    What really helps is if you have a artist/musician or style of music that really inspires you to get into the grove. If you really like the music you play and really get into it, your chances of getting emotionally involved increases, and that's where the magic happens.
  12. Chili_Time


    Oct 11, 2016
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