Sunday, April 24, 2011

Quality Backing Tracks For Musicians

Posted by Kero at Sunday, April 24, 2011

My husband's company is giving a small Easter dinner  celebration tonight. Attendees are management staff and their wives. The four-hour dinner at swanky hotel restaurant calls for a little entertainment from each department head. Hubby will show his musical skills with an acoustic performance. He chose Walk of Life from Dire Straits and Bill Withers' Lean On Me. I'm very excited about the whole idea because nobody knows in their office that Hubby is also an accomplished guitarist and a performer on stage. Big grin. 

Anyway, Hubby carefully prepared for tonight by purchasing backing tracks at ProSound Music. A backing track is an audio recording that musicians play or sing along to in order  to add parts to their music, one which would be impractical to perform live. Though he will be bringing along his acoustic guitar, he wants to add extra instrumental to enhance the performance.

I am just so thankful that I learned about the whole concept of backing track early on. They are used by Madonna and U2 among others. It is definitely a huge help to any musician or singer wanting to pursue a successful music career. There are plenty of websites offering these but we chose to buy at ProSound because of its 25 years worth of minus tracks and adapts very well to professional performers.

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