Backing Tracks

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  1. Mr.Scary

    Mr.Scary A Blues Legend in My Own Mind

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    CVTOT Blues Newbie

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  3. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    I use Karaokeversion.com. the seem a bit less expensive ($3 vs $4), but the multi tracker on audiomidimania didn't work on my machine so I can't really compare the quality of the tracks from each.
     
  4. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    It's always nice to add to your backing tracks!

    For those that use Spotify, here is a little trick I just discovered... search Spotify for Jam Track... Backing Track... there seem to be quite a few of them.

    Perhaps this would also work on Pandora or other such service!
     
  5. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    I also use Karaoke. Whenever I buy one of theirs I spend the extra buck (or whatever it is) and get the custom one. I then download it with both the guitar part, to practice playing along with, and then without the guitar, when I am actually ready to play it. Great tracks.
     
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  6. Norfolk Bill

    Norfolk Bill norfolk uk, just knoodling along

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    cost nothing on youtube,,,millions on there ;)
     
  7. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    Yep and that's what a lot of them are worth. If I can't customize the individual tracks within the backing track, it's worthless to me.
    Just depends on what you are using them for.
     
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  8. Dr. Ron

    Dr. Ron 1 and uh 2 and uh 3 and uh 4 and uh.....

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    That is a good one. I have lot's of the custom tracks from them.
    Worth a couple of bucks IMO.
     
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  9. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    +1
     
  10. Norfolk Bill

    Norfolk Bill norfolk uk, just knoodling along

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    sorry just assumed they were for jamming to,,not anything else
     
  11. Paleo

    Paleo What's the root?

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    If anyone feels nitpicky, there's a difference between a jam track and a backing track, although we tend to use the terms interchangeably.
     
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  12. Norfolk Bill

    Norfolk Bill norfolk uk, just knoodling along

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    if you say so :)
     
  13. Paleo

    Paleo What's the root?

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    Seems ya can't keep everyone one happy, even when you take their side.o_O
     
  14. Norfolk Bill

    Norfolk Bill norfolk uk, just knoodling along

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    lol no i just dont get the difference :) ,,if i type in backing tack or jam track i get the same sort of thing
     
  15. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

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    I didn't realize there was a difference. It seems that jam tracks are multi track recordings so that individual tracks can be isolated? I think most people use the terms interchangeably.
     
  16. OG_Blues

    OG_Blues Guitar Geezer

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    Seems to be a matter of semantics and intended use by the individual. Certainly the terms are often used interchangeably by most people - not worth arguing about.
    However, I have what I call jam tracks that are fine for personal practice purposes, but I would not deem suitable for use as a backing track if I were performing for an audience. To me, that is the distinction.
     
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    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    In my eyes, backing tracks are specific songs that can be used to practice and develop in playing that song. Or even used to back up a performance.

    Jam tracks are more used for improvising over to help develop chops.

    Surely a backing track could be used to improvise over as well but has the additional song performance capability.
     
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    Yeah, I guess jamming at home the quality & capability really doesn't matter that much. For a couple of bucks though I'd prefer the versatility. I also like to be able to isolate each instrument. Being able to really hear bass &/or drums clearly sometimes helps.
     
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    Norfolk Bill norfolk uk, just knoodling along

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    Just to muddy the waters what would Griffs tracks you buy be classified as lol
     
  20. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    If you are talking about the set of 29 they are Jam Tracks. You "jam" or solo over them. They are not backing tracks to a song.