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  • Playing to a backing track

    Posted by Roy-Phils on March 13, 2024 at 1:52 am

    I’m currently learning the scales in Master’s Chambers, and have nailed
    the first two A-Minor pentatonics. My problem is playing the scales
    along with the backing track – are we meant to try to sync into it, to
    keep time? If not, what are we trying to achieve other than playing
    notes over background noise? There may be a good reason, but I don’t see
    it; I seem to be generating a discordant racket. Or am I missing
    something? Thanks.

    Roy-Phils replied 3 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • tonyf60

    Member
    March 13, 2024 at 6:43 am

    I think we are supposed to use the scale to pick certain notes using the backing track as your band as it were, creating your own solo

  • albert_d

    Member
    March 13, 2024 at 6:45 am

    Usually Tony has one 1) play the scale 2) play the scale over the backing track without regard to improv 3) play the scale improvising so that it sounds good to you. The second has to do with rhythm and valuable lessons he learned playing with his Dad and Uncle as a teen. The third is on the theory that if it sounds good to you it is good. Some Wednesdays mine sounds better than others.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  albert_d.
  • Roy-Phils

    Member
    March 13, 2024 at 9:23 am

    Thanks chaps.

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