Poll: How do you jam?
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View poll results: How do you jam?
backing tracks
15 39%
i just noodle around
14 37%
i don't jam
6 16%
other (please specify)
3 8%
Voters: 38.
#1
I know this was a spambot thread, but I'm legitimately curious. When you jam, do you usually jam to backing tracks? Or do you just noodle around ideas you had?

If you jam to backing tracks, post the ones that help bring out gr8 jamz.

Here are some of the one's I've liked a lot.












EDIT: lol title fail. I'm tired
Last edited by progdude93 at Sep 6, 2013,
#2
I used to used youtube backing tracks often, still do sometimes when I feel like playing guitar
you need to learn to spoiler youtube videos though
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#3
I tend to. Keeps your timing right and keeps you more aware of the context.
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#4
where's the option for 'all of the above'?

Sometimes I'm feeling like a backing track, sometimes I noodle around with stuff I'm working on or just make up a jam, and sometimes I actively write
#5
I either noodle around or play along to things I (or one of my bandmates) recorded.
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#6
tbh most of the time i just pick up my guitar and play whatever's in my head. usually that just means playing something i've recently learned cos it still sounds cool and new.

there are remote times that i play to a backing track but i don't like doing that and it's rare. might pick it up now though, those ones in the OP are bound to be sweet
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#7
Quote by laid-to-waste
tbh most of the time i just pick up my guitar and play whatever's in my head. usually that just means playing something i've recently learned cos it still sounds cool and new.

there are remote times that i play to a backing track but i don't like doing that and it's rare. might pick it up now though, those ones in the OP are bound to be sweet




I like em a lot.

I like playing to backing tracks in general, because it improves improv skills and also helps teach you how to progress a song. It also shows you how capable of a musician you are. Your first time jamming to a backing track, you have no idea what the next notes will be. You simply improvise. And if you get into it, you can put out some amazing things.

Forced structure means you get to focus entirely on developing the melody and phrasing.
#8
when you put it like that, after i post this i'm actually gonna get up out of bed and try that out. i wanna see how good i am, this seems like a nice test.
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#10
Quote by progdude93
If you smoke weed, it makes it a lot better. I typically jam better when high.

oh you
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#11
Quote by Hydra150
oh you


There's science to support my assertion. I'll try and find a good source.

EDIT: also, I wouldn't really bring that up to people who don't smoke weed, but I saw in a previous thread that he does, so it was relevant
Last edited by progdude93 at Sep 6, 2013,
#12
Quote by progdude93
If you smoke weed, it makes it a lot better. I typically jam better when high.

i can't risk being high at home atm cos i still live with my parents but i'm moving out in one week for good and so i'll test if it's as good for me
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#14
Quote by progdude93
Oh it will be. One of the greatest things ever.

unless you're not also stoned
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#16
I play along to songs, but i never really use the backing tracks with the guitar/bass taken out.
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#19
Loop pedal. Create my own backing tracks.
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#20
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Loop pedal. Create my own backing tracks.

yeah, I used to do that too
and when I was working on a technique exercise I'd put together a loop in GuitarPro so that it wasn't as boring and I could adjust the tempo and stuff easily
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#21
Yeah, I really want to get one, but I'm broke. I want a Boss RC-300, but that ain't happening.
#23
I got a Boss ME70, they're like £150 used I think
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#24
Quote by progdude93


I like em a lot.

I like playing to backing tracks in general, because it improves improv skills and also helps teach you how to progress a song. It also shows you how capable of a musician you are. Your first time jamming to a backing track, you have no idea what the next notes will be. You simply improvise. And if you get into it, you can put out some amazing things.

Forced structure means you get to focus entirely on developing the melody and phrasing.


Agreed. I can never be bothered to play a solo in someone else's song [unless it's one of those ones where it would be wrong not to, like Tornado of Souls] because I enjoy improvising a lot.
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#25
noodle or play along to music
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#26
I used to use backing tracks on youtube, but I gave up on them since they are usually pretty lame and bad quality. Not to mention the tonal and volume difference between these computer speakers and my amp.

I just use my looping pedal to make chord progressions and whatnot now. It has a built in drum-loop thing but it's pretty lame, so no drums usually.
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#27
It varies really. I play along to backing/master tracks if there are any but if not, just to the ones in my music library. That's about 70% of the time.

I'll also sometimes just setup a simple fast drum beat and a bass line and just noodle
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#29
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Thanks. I love how they actually misspelled "fulfill" in their cover photo.

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#30
Lol^^
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#32
I tend to not use backing tracks (other than stuff I've recorded, that is), but I do use a loudass metronome.
#33
I try to but end up failing at it because it is like "uhm...what should I do..play random notes now". That and most backing tracks I find on youtube, I don't really like in any manner.
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#35
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ffs how hard would it be to add a letter to an image? this guy needs to lern to simple image editing
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Last edited by Hydra150 at Sep 7, 2013,
#36
I love the "There are no authorities in English" part. I mean, how 'bout the dictionary? It's widely regarded as an authority, I believe.
#37
"there are no authorities in English"
Yep, but if you spell like that you'll look ****ing stupid!
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#38
kenan: http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae191/lefty_god/genius.png
if you want you can let him know that took all of two minutes, and then call him a dickweed or a similarly retro insult
I would but I don't want to log into facebook
edit: or you could edit to have a small penis on it somewhere then send it
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Last edited by Hydra150 at Sep 7, 2013,
#39



EDIT: and might I suggest the retro insult "dillhole," which hasn't been used since the early 2000s.
Last edited by progdude93 at Sep 7, 2013,