6 Rock and Blues Play Along Backing Tracks
★ Over 60 MP3 Tracks
★ 6 Guitar Pro Files containing all of the instruments
People that might find this book useful
- Guitar, Ukulele, Bass and Drum teachers can use these resources in their teaching or for their student’s performances.
- Guitar, Ukulele, Bass and Drum students can teach themselves to play the music if they are able to read the sheet music. The backing tracks can then be used to practice with.
- The Backing Tracks could potentially be used for school performances, such as for GCSE (check with the music teacher at school for song choice suitability.
About the PDF Sheet Music
These are the overall ranges of grades that the instruments cover in this selection of 6 songs. There are separate PDF files for each instrument part.
Grade 3-6 Lead Guitar
Grade 1-2 Guitar
Grade 3 Guitar Barre Chords
Grade 1-3 Ukulele
Grade 3-5 Bass Guitar
Grade 3-6 Drums
Grade 1-3 Easy Drums
About the MP3 Audio Files and the Guitar Pro FilesListen to audio examples here: https://soundcloud.com/tlmusiclessons/sets/6-rock-blues-play-along-backing-tracks
There are at least 3 different speeds of backing tracks available for each song. With performances in mind (such as for school GCSE submissions, school performances, or Eisteddfod entries), I have also included mp3s for each song without Lead Guitar, without Drums and without Bass Guitar. There are also one or two extras in there, such as ‘Just the Ukulele Part’ for some songs where I felt they would be especially helpful. If you need backing tracks that aren’t in the download pack, I strongly suggest investing in a copy of Guitar Pro, because you can do so much with these files. You can make the pieces be any speed you want, you can edit the parts, you can change the sounds of the instruments, and you can make your own mp3s and pdf files with it. You can also turn on the metronome and loop sections.
SummaryDuring the last few months, I have noticed that my students that carried on with online lessons have seemed to progress more than usual. I’m not sure if it’s the extra time at home with less going on, or if it’s these songs with backing tracks. I’d like to think it’s a mixture of all of those things, and probably more. I can say for sure that these pieces have gone down well with all of my students and that the range of techniques and rhythms included in the songs have been beneficial for them. It’s also been a nice outlet for me - it’s been like songwriting again (I’ve had a substantial break from it), and even though I was purposely trying not to write things that were out of reach for my students to learn, I was also enjoying the creative flow, and at times really went for it. I got really into the lead parts and was quite creatively free with those mostly, and on the drum parts I added my own style and flair into them, especially on the last piece with adding in fast double strokes on the hi hats and fills.
I hope you enjoy learning / teaching with these pieces.