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Gerd Kaindlstorfer

 

From:
Austria
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 7:12 am    
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Hello Pedal Steel friends. Is there any page with playalongs for beginners?
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Mike Beley

 

From:
Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2021 11:46 am    
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Hi Gerd. As a new player, one thing that's helped me a lot for "playalongs" or backing tracks, is just to go to Youtube and search "(artist or song name) acoustic cover".

Eg: Ray Price acoustic cover, or Crazy Arms acoustic cover.
You'll get a ton of different versions in various keys to "play along" with.
This has really helped me a lot, and it keeps things random and fun also.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jun 2021 11:17 am    
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And to follow the YouTube statement, try the Karaoke versions. You can have a music backup without a singer. Lots of versions and many are great.
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Joe Cook


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Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jun 2021 3:42 pm    
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I like to use the iReal Pro app. It has a large catalog of classic songs and you can adjust style, instruments, tempo, and key. It also has a user forum with user generated song files. Lots of different genres. It's not the best sounding back-up band but it works great for jamming alone. Best of luck, Gerd!
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