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creekster52

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Free backing tracks
« on: June 14, 2011, 04:38:51 PM »
If you don't already know about this site, they have a ton of free backing tracks...

http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/

robert

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 06:11:42 PM »

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 08:56:26 PM »
tbo, i like dolphin st. tracks better than the others.

here is a link to a gazillion tracks all over the web:

http://www.studioeight.tv/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=17993


zagatron1

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 09:40:50 PM »
If you don't already know about this site, they have a ton of free backing tracks...

http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/

I use that site from time to time.

robert

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 02:23:59 AM »
tbo, i like dolphin st. tracks better than the others.

here is a link to a gazillion tracks all over the web:

http://www.studioeight.tv/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=17993

Hey, I am listed there - kewl. :)

creekster52

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 03:19:55 AM »
Wow...These are all great resources. There are enough tracks here to last a lifetime...LOL!!

pictoratus

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 06:48:26 AM »
I'm thinking the same thing, creekster.  8)

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 08:25:03 AM »
I have a really hard time with back tracks.  Its not that I can't get into a rhythm, its just knowing just when to start and when to finish is the hard part.   Steviesnacks does a few videos that is very impressive use of backtracks.  Of course I'm sure it takes many tries before he gets it right, but its still difficult no matter what.

creekster52

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 07:16:36 PM »
I have the same problem. It is very different from playing with a band, where you get visual cues too!

I'm sure there is some way to mark the track, so you can see the start/finish. But, I'm totally new to the computer recording thing so I haven't figured it all out yet.

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 01:12:05 AM »
See also www.dolphinstreet.com/backing_tracks/ :)

@Robert - Thanks for the excellent backing tracks!

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 09:41:30 AM »
I have the same problem. It is very different from playing with a band, where you get visual cues too!

I'm sure there is some way to mark the track, so you can see the start/finish. But, I'm totally new to the computer recording thing so I haven't figured it all out yet.

I'm thinking the same thing.  There must be a visual que somewhere he uses to know when to start/stop.

zagatron1

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 12:49:44 PM »
I pick a song I'm familiar with and go with the flow. Having a band & studio background helps.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011, 12:51:58 PM by zagatron1 »

robert

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2011, 01:14:28 PM »
What do you guys mean when you talk about difficulties with start/finish? I don't understand.

The recording software should give you visual indication where the track starts and stops, yes? A wave form display.

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 01:24:16 PM »
Sometime a song begins with a guitar lick or two.  To get those opening licks to fit in time with the drum intro is really hard for me.

creekster52

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Re: Free backing tracks
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 06:06:43 PM »
What do you guys mean when you talk about difficulties with start/finish? I don't understand.

The recording software should give you visual indication where the track starts and stops, yes? A wave form display.

Yeah...That part isn't what I'm referring to. I meant it would be nice to place a marker at the start and stop points (visual cue), for instance for the collaboration type thing.

There are several of us here who are totally new to computer-based recording, as well as the particular software we are using. In my case...Reaper. We are still fighting that learning curve!