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Looking for Backing Tracks for Practicing on Guitar, I listen to Heavy Metal and Progressive Metal genre.

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I don't understand the question. – neilfein May 22 '11 at 21:27
I think he wants to use songs without guitars in them for use as backing tracks. Ahmad, what genre/style were you thinking of? – Anonymous May 23 '11 at 4:38
@Neil Fein: I am sorry I hope it's clear now. @ledfloyd: Updated =) – Ahmad Kayyali May 23 '11 at 5:35
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there are quite a few sites out there that can provide you with guitar backing tracks.

For example, on, you can get backing tracks for many, many songs. But I think you're searching more for style related backing-tracks. So these could be useful:*

*Since I'm at work right-now, I couldn't listen to the backings yet. I can't assure their quality.

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If you are looking for something random and fresh, just type "jam track" in youtube search. Specify a genre, if you are looking for something particular:

Tons and tons of them.

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If you have Guitar Pro, you can download your favorites songs. Mute the guitar part and then export the resulting file to WAV. After that you can convert this wav to a smaller file, and voila, instant backing track.

I do this and put the tracks in my Ipod which I can then plug into a solid state amp.


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@bleakcabal: This is a very good answer :) I Want to add something to your answer. – Ahmad Kayyali May 24 '11 at 5:48

Other good sources are the heavy metal magazines, like Metal Hammer and Kerrang they have backing tracks on CD with each issue or available for download.

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can you provide me with some resources? – Ahmad Kayyali May 24 '11 at 5:52
@Ahmad - yep, just go to their websites and check them out. – Dr Mayhem May 24 '11 at 11:33

Probably a little late since the post was created in 2011, but is definitely worth a visit! A website packed with jam and backing tracks.

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