Any backing tracks on Guitar Tricks?


friendl
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11/11/2019 9:43 am

Hi there,

I need a long backing track to practice a Pentatonic Minor over.

Are there any backing tracks on Guitar Tricks?


Lee.

I've been learning guitar 'properly' since 2012.

I class myself as an advanced beginner hobbyist guitarist.

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William MG
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11/11/2019 11:09 am

Hi

Yes, go to Toolbox, Jam Station. Pick your style key etc.


This year the diet is definitely gonna stick!

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11/11/2019 12:59 pm
Originally Posted by: friendl

I need a long backing track to practice a Pentatonic Minor over.

Are there any backing tracks on Guitar Tricks?

Absolutely!

https://www.guitartricks.com/jam.php

It also depends on your skill level & how you want to practice those scales. You can play pentatonic over blues. For example.

Beginner level blues

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=918

Intermediate level blues

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1147

Advanced level blues

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2380

Or you could play pentatonic scales over a rock groove.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=737

Or you could play all 5 boxes systemically across the guitar!

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=722

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=185

Hope this helps!


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11/11/2019 3:50 pm

Like Others said; Jam Station.There are tons of choices for the type of vibe you want to playover and they are catagorized by genre. Also, many will tell you the key it's in which is handly to choose if it's major or minor and location. It includes a little bit of notation so you can see the chord progression etc. They aren't super long by the do somewhat loop (you'll hear a very breif stop and then will start from the beginning).

I wished I'd had a jam station way (way) back when I started. I use it now at times when I'm playing/practicing. It's fun and all whipping through some cool licks but having your playing in context (like a piece of music) is very useful and keeps you honest.

If you've never jammed over music much before and are improvising, be prepared to hate a lot of what you're playing. Ok, hate is a strong word but you'll realize that it's important to work out licks and themes in your playing. When you start to feel that 'ugh, I don't like the way I sound', take a minute to stop and think in terms of how you apply the scales and possible themes and licks to the music you're playing over.

If you're a rock or metal fan, it's good to know that Randy Rhoads spent hours upon hours working on his leads on the Ozzy songs. The effortlessness you hear in those songs were not effortless. As you jam, something to keep in mind.


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11/11/2019 4:43 pm

Thanks All for the replies.


Lee.

I've been learning guitar 'properly' since 2012.

I class myself as an advanced beginner hobbyist guitarist.

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