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Rhythm section for jams

Discussion in 'Home Recording Studio' started by Tom1984, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Tom1984

    Tom1984 Strat-Talk Member

    32
    Nov 4, 2013
    Belgium
    Does anybody have some tips on how to get some drum and bass for jamming?

    I jam with my father, both on electric guitar.
    When we jam some blues there is no need for drums or bass.

    We also play some cover songs but we miss a rhythm section there. Is there any solution to get one? A backing from youtube is sometimes in a different key and I don't think I can make backings with drums and bass myself in a DAW.

    That would take me ages lol.

    Are there any other solutions available?
     
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  2. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    You can create custom backing tracks at karaoke-version.com.
     

  3. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Here, there, everywhere....
    I use the Digitech Trio. Cool pedal which has drums and bass. I've never tried it with my looper though.
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  4. mjark

    mjark Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 15, 2015
    Maryland
    So? Play it in that key then.
     
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  5. StratPlus97

    StratPlus97 Strat-O-Master

    979
    Apr 7, 2016
    USA
    I do the exact same thing with my dad...we play every other week and we use a few things:
    1. When we plan the songs before hand, I will find the backing tracks on YouTube or backingtracks.com, convert them to MP3 and play through a PA speaker
    2. Use my BEATBUDDY. This thing is awesome. That is mostly drums and doesn’t have too many options for bass
    3. Sometimes I will load backing tracks on my DigiTech Jamman and lay down the bass parts over them.
     

  6. Tom1984

    Tom1984 Strat-Talk Member

    32
    Nov 4, 2013
    Belgium
    Is it also usable for cover music.
    Say if we play sultans of swing for example.
     

  7. Tom1984

    Tom1984 Strat-Talk Member

    32
    Nov 4, 2013
    Belgium
    We sing too :).
     

  8. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Learn to play drums and bass. It worked for my son and I.
     
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  9. Tom1984

    Tom1984 Strat-Talk Member

    32
    Nov 4, 2013
    Belgium
    Haha that would take like forever.
     

  10. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Bass should take about a week, drums maybe a couple of months.
     

  11. Tom1984

    Tom1984 Strat-Talk Member

    32
    Nov 4, 2013
    Belgium
    That is not an option. I would have to puchase a drumkit and bass guitar.
     

  12. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    I am sorry, I did not read your whole original post. Hopefully there will be some good suggestions.
     

  13. pazman6

    pazman6 Strat-O-Master

    We have used this site for backing tracks for collaborations on here. You can find backing tracks for numerous songs that have drums and bass - some even have the backing vocals.

    https://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/
     

  14. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Here, there, everywhere....
    That I honestly don't know. I use it strictly for practicing rhythm, and no where near enough like I should.
     

  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I make my own, but you can find just about anything online. For your personal use only, there are ways of grabbing an MP3 version.

     

  16. Tom1984

    Tom1984 Strat-Talk Member

    32
    Nov 4, 2013
    Belgium
    How do you make them? What software do you use for drums and bass? Do you all record them with a midi keyboard ?
     

  17. ido1957

    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 13, 2014
    Canada
    I picked 5 random tunes and they all showed up on this site. Decent tracks...
    I'm currently using the just drum machine in my keyboard, this would fill it in quite a bit.
    Thanks!
     
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  18. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I use Reaper with VSTs to play MIDI files for the instruments that I can't play myself. I don't have a MIDI keyboard, I enter all the drums/notes, using something like MuseScore 2 (I wrote my own sequencer years ago, but it does a similar thing) to make the MIDI files.
     

  19. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 22, 2016
    Auto-Wah, Canada
    I second this. You buy the track for a few bucks and then you can remove or adjust the volume on all the individual instruments. We've been using this in our band to replace a bassist and keyboardist which we currently lack.
     
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  20. Tom1984

    Tom1984 Strat-Talk Member

    32
    Nov 4, 2013
    Belgium
    I know the site.
    It is pretty good.

    However for example, we play looking out my backdoor CCR in G for dad his voice, and you can only transpose it 2 semitones down lol.

    Maybe I need to put a capo on my dad .
     
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