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backing tapes for improvisation

does anybody know how to get tapes of rhythmn sections playing different types of music to solo/improvise over?
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Re: backing tapes for improvisation

1/10/2001 8:24 PM

Tim Floto (6151) wrote:

There's this whole collection of books called Jam Trax which contain cd's with rhythm, and drums and base. I see them at practically every guitar store. I have two blues ones I mess around with.

They also make them for rock and, I think, Jazz.
TIm



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1/10/2001 8:28 PM

Brian Collins (77) wrote:

thanks tim, will check them out.

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1/11/2001 6:02 AM

Antonio Rosa (6847) wrote:

Guitarist and Guitar Techniques magazines issue a
CD with each number with lessons and backing tracks. Or may be you want buy a rythm box. If you are a computer fan, consider PGMusic Band-in-a-Box. You just write the chords and get backing tracks in a lot of different styles. Visit www.pgmusic.com, they generally have a demo version for download. For me, this last solution is the best, this software is really amazing.
Antonio

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1/11/2001 12:22 PM

Brian Elzey (4318) wrote:

There a series called "stand alone" that has CD/book in variuos styles that give you complete band backing tracks to jam to. The rhythm guitar will also cut out for a bit while someone on the CD solos, to give you a chance to play rhythm. The book gives some tips on scales to use while soloing. I have the funk and the smooth jazz CDs, and like them alot.
Brian.

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1/11/2001 1:41 PM

Michael Lacy (692) wrote:

If you have a computer and a decent sound system in it, then you should definitely check Band-in-a-Box by PG Music. You can create just about any rhythm section you can think of with it.

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1/11/2001 5:47 PM

Mitchell Mitchell (417) wrote:

in addition to instructional tapes, some recordings have the guitar parts split up in the stereo mix. (black crowes have rhythm on the left, lead on the right on all there studio recordings.) so unplug one speaker, and away you go.

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1/11/2001 6:00 PM

Raemond Coleman (2858) wrote:

Check out www.fruityloops.com

Cool free (well they want you to pay eventualy :) rythem looping program. It's really an excellent little program! You could whip something up in like 5 minutes.

Raemond

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Re: backing tapes for improvisation

1/12/2001 8:23 PM

Richard Templeton (136) wrote:

Try looking for midi backing files on the net, there used to be a great site (sorry, can't remember the name) that gave you the tab for a particular song along with drums and bass to play along to. It got closed down for copyright infringement but someone else is bound to be doing the same thing elsewhere. Midi files are especialy good if you have a 56k dial up connection as they are only a few k in size, also try http://www.worldguitar.com/start.html, he has some solos tabbed with a looped recording of the backing riff - 20 mins of all along the watchtower anyone?