Click HERE to read "Backing Track 101: Part Two" on where you can purchase backing tracks and some tips on how to integrate them into your lessons.
In today's post, I will be sharing a few of my own backing tracks! Since my students have been having so much fun using backing tracks in our lessons, I recently started the process of creating mp3 backing tracks to go along with my own publications. So far, I have backing tracks available for two of my collections, with more on the way:
The backing tracks are great for helping these easy pieces sound "big"--and as a bonus, they encourage students that might need to work on their reading fluency to keep playing without pausing!
Here are a few of my favorite tracks from this collection. These recordings feature both the backing track and the piano part for reference; if you purchase the tracks you will get both this version and the backing track without the piano part.
These tracks will be great for helping students to solidify their rhythm, and they will give students a taste of what it is like to play in a real band. I think these would be especially fun for recitals!
Here are a few of my favorites from the collection:
Click on the cover photos above to listen to all of the backing tracks in each collection, to see sample pages from the books, or to purchase!
What do you think? What are your favorite backing tracks to use with your students, and how do you use them? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments!