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#266197 by alexwaston
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:28 am
My Dad wants to start playing more gigs but he's always played in a band. He would like to play along to simplified backing tracks.

Removing the instruments he does not want.

I'm not totally familiar with all this stuff but to me it sounds like he needs Midi based backing tracks.

Now my Dad gets very and easily frustrated with technology. I'm overseas so I can't just go and show him I'll have to talk him through. Whatever system he gets needs to be dead simple. It took him a year to start using his Mac because he would get too frustrated. But he does use it now.

From what he has said to me he wants basically the bass and drums some harmonies. Then my uncle will do some rhythm and Dad will do some Rhythm/Lead and vocals.

Any help would be great.
Last edited by alexwaston on Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:48 am, edited 3 times in total.
#266200 by GuitarMikeB
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:12 pm
Removing tracks from a recorded track is not easy and typically does not result in good sound. You can buy backing tracks from places, or create your own (recording on a computer or stand-alone recorder), or use a device like this:
#266237 by RGMixProject
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:57 pm
Your dad can call these people, tell them what songs, what instruments, and what order he wants them in. They can make a cd of the tracks and send it to him.

Just push play.
#266247 by GuitarMikeB
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:56 pm
This guy posted the same question over at the forums, with more info. Doesn't want to use a Trio-style pedal.
He might try the 'band in the box' software to create backing tracks, which to me is a pretty tedious process. Maybe the new BIAB sounds ok, but previous music I've heard with it sounds pretty lame. Ok for basic country songs with twanging guitar leads, I guess.
#266288 by t-Roy and The Smoking Section
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:49 pm
In the latest version of GarageBand, you choose the drummer and each different "drummer" plays along like a real drummer. It's actually quite intuitive.

Maybe you could record a bass/keyboards to that and use it for the basic backing track?
#281280 by john1092399
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:26 am
He might want to check out the iReal program . You can download sequences , or enter them yourself , it is really easy.There are a lot of free sequences on their forum. I throw about half of them away , but the others are good. They are free.
#288719 by schmedidiah
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 pm
jomofo22 wrote:I'm interested in the guitar for sale.

Good because that guy will never be back. :lol:

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