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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Free backing track - Blackberry Blossom

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erstokke - Posted - 09/07/2008:  10:21:54

Hello all!
I have made a new backing track for one of my favorite tunes, Blackberry Blossom. It is recorded at 100 bpm - which is a bit faster than my previous version.

You play banjo solo the first and third time around. You can practice backup the second time around while I play a guitar solo on my new Blueridge guitar.

Look up "Blackberry Blossom backing track @ 100 bpm" on my music homepage:

or go directly to the jukebox:

My banjo is pre-war. Pre the next war
Jan Erik from Norway

Edited by - erstokke on 09/07/2008 11:29:27

kinggrumpy - Posted - 09/07/2008:  11:32:49

Hi Jan That sounds real good thanks.
Ray J.

bosborne - Posted - 09/07/2008:  19:07:57

Best backing tracks at BHO!

10gauge - Posted - 09/07/2008:  20:49:12

I am working on this song. I'm sure this backing track as well as the practice speed backing track will come in handy very soon. Thanks for posting.

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erstokke - Posted - 09/07/2008:  23:04:28

As you see, I am making the tracks at somewhat higher tempo to help build speed. Also the arrangement is more true to bluegrass music - no drums here.

I think performing speed for Blackberry Blossom should be around 110 -120 bpm. We`ll be getting there eventually.

My banjo is pre-war. Pre the next war
Jan Erik from Norway

Edited by - erstokke on 09/08/2008 06:33:15

snapjackson - Posted - 09/22/2008:  12:48:48

Thank you!

1153rsmith - Posted - 09/23/2008:  05:00:50

Thank you very much. I have been working on this song and this will help alot. sounds great.

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Wagon1 - Posted - 09/23/2008:  05:51:58

Thanks!! That was a blast. (but now I'm late for work)

frogpond loves bluegrass - Posted - 09/24/2008:  08:54:44

I have forgotten how to save these to disk. Can someone help?

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CosmoKramer - Posted - 09/24/2008:  13:04:34

Frogpond - Click this link Then right click the link next to the song that says "download" and click "save target as" then save it wherever you want it saved.

Thanks much for all the backup tracks you've made, erstokke. They hvae greatly improved my playing, and it's a blast to play along with them, they all sound great.

Edited by - CosmoKramer on 09/24/2008 13:10:37

frogpond loves bluegrass - Posted - 09/26/2008:  17:06:00

Thank you...that was easy. I had been using the Firefox browser and didn't have that option with a right click. It worked fine on Internet Explorer.

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