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Swinging Backing Tracks ?

Alley Cat

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Can anyone please recommend a source of swinging play-along tracks, ideally in all keys and a variety of tempos, that consists of simply a double bass and brushes on snare in the style of, as an example, the attached tune by the Pete Brown Band. Imagine this track as just the rhythm section without the alto or guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQU-oR_5jsg

I'm aware of Hal Leonard, Jamie Aebersold, eBay etc but the only examples I've encountered so far all have an intrusive piano or guitar as well as bass and drums. From my point view of they're trying too hard and offering too much.

Has anyone found such a resource ? Thank you.
 

Alley Cat

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Band in a box.

Colin ! That's a very good idea and something I hadn't considered. I've never used Band in a Box but I think I'm right in saying that one can build up tracks to suit individual needs and vary keys and tempos so exactly what I'm looking for. Where would we be without CafeSaxophone and the excellent advice to be found here ? Problem solved in minutes ! Thank you very much indeed.
 

Nickg8

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Colin ! That's a very good idea and something I hadn't considered. I've never used Band in a Box but I think I'm right in saying that one can build up tracks to suit individual needs and vary keys and tempos so exactly what I'm looking for. Where would we be without CafeSaxophone and the excellent advice to be found here ? Problem solved in minutes ! Thank you very much indeed.

Or you could try spiffingtunes.com

Nick
 

Alley Cat

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I should get out more ! I had no idea that sites such as spiffingtunes or cksounds existed. Thank you to both Nick and Chris. I've gone from no idea what to do to being spoilt for choice and now need a bit of time to research these different options. Cheers.
 

MandyH

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iRealB App for iPad and android?
Either use their tracks or write your own in the app.
 
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Hi Alley Cat,

You might take a look at www.karaoke-version.co.uk where they have customisable backing tracks of many popular and classic song covers. It allows you to take away the vocals, lead instruments or any of the rhythm sections that you choose, allowing you to create backing tracks specifically for your instrument. I like to remove everything but the drums, bass and rhythm guitar so I can play along with my BW Tenor. Some songs. such as Julie London's 'Cry Me A River' only need the vocal removed. You can also shift the pitch. It will play you a sample, then you can buy the whole track (and retain the customisation options) for about £2 or £3.
 

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