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Playing Live With Guitar Backing Tracks : How You Can Benefit From It And Get The Perfect Gig!

Feb 26, 2008
Join us as we examine the many benefits of using guitar backing tracks to play live gigs. You'll learn how using guitar backing tracks can improve your skills and ability as well as making practice time more enjoyable, along with the many perks of using them to play live.

One of the most beneficial learning tools for a guitarist looking to fully master the guitar is to play a lot of live gigs. Playing live shows is great for honing and perfecting your skills and abilities under the pressure of playing in front of an audience. Performing in front of an audience will help you to gauge how far you've come and give you a chance to entertain people and put all of that practice time to good use.

One reason why some guitarists may not do live gigs is because they aren't in a band and have no one to back them up on stage. Others may be in a band with members who aren't as dedicated, or don't show up to practices, so playing a live gig would be a disaster.

Ever had drunk band members turn up during practice? Whatever the reason may be, these individuals are missing out on a great teaching experience that could really help them to master their instrument by not playing live. This is where playing live gigs with guitar backing tracks can be extremely useful.

Guitar backing tracks are digitally remastered music tracks without guitar and vocals. They are the perfect band members, always arriving whenever you want them to and never ever drunk. Guitar backing tracks are the serious guitar student's most effective secret weapon for improving their playing style and perfecting their instrument. These backing tracks sound great, just like a professional band playing behind you to back you up.

Guitar backing tracks are great for private practice sessions as well. They increase your skill by allowing you to practice chords and scales as well as improvising solos to a live backing band. This practice experience also helps you to develop the timing skills necessary to play along with other musicians. They improve practice time by making it less dull and helping you to use the knowledge you have gained to create awesome lead work as well as perfecting rhythm techniques. By perfecting your skills with guitar backing tracks, you can also work on perfecting your tone. All great tone comes from the player's abilities and how well they actually play; it's not all about the fancy equipment. Remember, the good old saying: The tone is in your fingers.

Once you've gotten comfortable with your skills and abilities, you're ready to put them to the ultimate test. Using guitar backing tracks for a live performance will allow you to express your creativity by using your knowledge to improvise great lead work and to thoroughly rock the crowd without worrying about your back up band messing up or missing the show.

Till then, I wish you all the success in your next gig and I hope you've enjoyed this article. Rock on!
About the Author
Eugene is the founder of Planet of Rock Music Studios. He is a professional guitar teacher and has contributed to publications as Guitar Player and Maximum Guitar. Visit Planet of Rock website to improve your lead guitar playing and jam to professional live bands with over 100 guitar backing tracks. Imagine Playing Like You Have The Entire Band Backing You Up!
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