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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Tombolino, Dec 27, 2014.
Where could I find backing tracks with no bass in them of hit songs?
You won't find a website with every hit song, professionally recorded, with the bass track removed.
I like to use Guitar Pro software and then go to www.songsterr.com or www.ultimate-guitar.com to look for free files to download. You can download some decent files and then mute the bass track.
Let me know what song you are looking for and maybe I can post an audio file to give you an idea of the sound quality.
Thanks Adam! Does Guitar Pro have bass parts and songs? If so, how much of that?
To better answer your question, I'll need some more input from you.
Give me three specific songs you are looking for and tell me if you use a computer or a tablet/smart phone for practicing. I will post a video.
I do the guitar pro method also. I generally play classic rock; some complete guitar pro tabs are available for 70s stuff, but not everything. It is a great practice tool. I actually did make a video of me practicing Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy with just the drum track from guitar pro. I did change up the song, playing it in standard tuning and one octave lower. After messing with it for a while I realize that it should be played the way Phil played it (duh!) but this is the idea (recorded with iMovie in Garageband):
There are definitely more obscure songs that have been tabbed, but of course not all tabs are accurate. I actually want to learn a song called Hot N Nasty by Humble Pie and there is a good guitar pro tab for it; I was thinking of playing along to the drum and keyboard track. Guitars do not always sound good on guitar pro, although you can change the tone on any track if you want to.
I was looking at Guitar Pro yesterday. Cant quiet understand....it comes with a library of practice tracks in which you can mute bass?
It does come with a library of practice tracks, but what you want are guitar pro tabs that are created by users of the songs you are looking for. I go to Ultimate Guitar or 911 tabs and search for the song I want in the guitar pro format, then download it and mute the tracks I don't want to hear. You can then export the track with just the instruments you want and play along to it.
thanks. So the tracks are played in the GP software?
Thank you Adam. Example songs:
James Brown-Cold Sweat
Elvis Costello-Pump It Up
Crosscut Saw-Albert King
Jaco-Come On Come Over
U2 -Two Hearts Beat As One
User submitted tracks vary in quality.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ - submissions are rated by the community
http://www.songsterr.com/ - users can go in and fix mistakes without having to upload a completely different submission.
There is an option in the software to purchase individual songs: http://www.mysongbook.com/ While the selection is more limited, that option would have probably fewer mistakes per song.
James Brown-Cold Sweat - Yes
Elvis Costello-Pump It Up - Yes
Crosscut Saw-Albert King - maybe.... they have it in Power Tab (Guitar Pro can "import" Power Tab)
Jaco-Come On Come Over - Yes
U2 -Two Hearts Beat As One - Yes
They are all submitted to Ultimate Guitar in Guitar Pro format. Again, they vary in quality from really good to not so much.