Band in a Box Backing Tracks

Band in a Box Backing Tracks Free Download

HQ mp3 songs made with RealTracks only

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What are Backing Tracks

Backing Tracks are songs that contain musical accompaniment parts.
In these there are no melodies, leaving the soloist room to play, and possibly sing alongside it.

EXAMPLE OF BAND-IN-A-BOX BACKING TRACK

Eagles / Peaceful Easy Feeling.mp3

Backing Tracks Types

MiniLyrics for Android . No search
Can you use this player? Yes, but how would you search music during a playback?

1. AUDIO
All songs that have sounds and notes created by actual musical instruments.
Can be played by computers or smartphones, as the mp3 songs.
You will not be able to change the tonality, nor other parameters, as instrument type etc.

2. MIDI
It is an exclusively digital format and can be played only by some specific players, but also computers or smartphones that have installed the appropriate software.
The sounds are virtual, “electronic”, although the midi will try to reproduce the real sounds.
You can vary virtually all of the parameters, tone, presence and type of instruments.
The audio quality is high, but the musical output can be poor as they attempt to imitate real life sounds, giving of an “artificial” tone, so they are not usually advisable for the musician who are using them as an accompanied piece.

Read: Mp3 or Midi?

Keys of the Backing Tracks

Key of a backing track
Select the Key

The key of a song is chosen according to vocal and instrumental requirements, as some arrangements make it better in different keys. Sometime they’re even simpler to play on an instrument.

The original singers logically have vocal qualities which is often higher than the average.
The average musician will sometimes need to modify the original key according to how it suits them. In addition, man and woman have different vocal characteristics, and the same song originally sung by a man, will often be transposed into a different key by a female singer. There are numerous examples of covers in this respect.

The band-in-a-box backing tracks of this site are sometimes in different key than the original, as they are made for personal needs, that is to say to my own vocal requirements, that sometimes require one or two tones under the original, as well as for my daughter also, to accommodate a female voice.

Of course, whoever needs different keys of their own, will choose to make the songs themselves through Band-in-a-Box, or search for the “sgu” version.

How to make a track

There are multiple approaches to creating a backing track.
When you buy a video card, you’d often receive a free music editing software, if you have the skill to play various instruments, you may record these parts to an accompaniment.

For simplicity, and saving time, you can assemble tracks played by actual musicians with a suitable software. For this I use Band-in-a-Box (BiaB).

Band-in-a-Box work screen
Band-in-a-Box work screen

In addition to the program, you will need files that contain “RealTracks”, so called by the BiaB.
After being satisfied with the music you’ve created through BiaB, set the time, notes, verse and chorus, instrumental parts etc. and finally export it, it will certainly not be identical to the original, but it can be a unique and interesting twist in and of itself.

Here you will find free backing tracks realized through band-in-a-box, and should you want to tweak them, you may do so through the BiaB program.

Read: Tutorials relating to the creation of BiaB backing tracks.

Music players for live performance

Features required for an mp3 player

  • You must acquire a player that would be able to view the song list and that it would allow you to scroll through them easily, even while the program is playing.
  • Can start the reproduction with a visible button that avoids errors.
  • Play lyrics automatically and comfortably readable (especially if a duo have to read them). Note: All songs I use have lyrics included (mp3+lyrics)
  • Unless you need a professional player (it should also display lyrics automatically), a mini computer such as a netbook (small laptop) is a great solution.
  • Allows you to install player software (Windows Media Player, AIMP, etc.) and a program for their lyrics, such as MiniLyrics, as it is compatible with the player (Lyrics Tutorial).
    You can scroll through the playlists and start a song through the enter key, or rather with an USB numeric keypad of which the keys are programmed for search, startup, stop etc.
Small netbook: a solution for live
Small netbook: a solution for live

Avoid approaching a large notebook, which is often uncomfortably accessible. Furthermore to show the public a big computer while playing, it gives less of a professional impression.

Song reproduction must end when it is concluded, do not let it move over to play the subsequent (in succession or random). It is rare for a non-professional player to provide this opportunity.

To avoid problems, all my tracks have a silence space of at least 30 seconds in the end, to give you time to search for the next song, or stop reproductions.

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Music Player. No repeat the song! (OFF)

You must absolutely avoid autoplay random and repeat, which occurs whenever a music has concluded.

Music Player on Android

If you decide to use a tablet or smartphone to play your tracks, you can choose from the many free apps available on Android (“.apk” software).

Some players can display lyrics (karaoke type), as this is a useful feature while aiding the song.
The main problem is searching for the songs.

Let me explain: As a playback moves along, we read the lyrics while the track is played. The problem comes when the song ends, as it wastes unnecessary time to search for the following selection, occasionally leaving us to entertain the audience with dull chit-chats, to avoid the long silence between one song and another.

So, an automatic search for the next track is required while playing, ready for it to start the play instantly when you want it.

Here’s the problem. There are no (or at least to my knowledge) android players that let you search while a song is in progress, especially without hiding the display of the lyrics that are being played during the search.

In fact, we would need two windows, one with the lyrics and other for the search list itself, readying us to set up the following song. In the absence of these, the playback will deprive us of a selection.

two windows, one with the lyrics and other for the search list
Two windows, one with the lyrics and other for the search list

The BiaB “SGU”

BiaB Sgu Files

“.sgu” is a file extension that Band-in-a-Box uses for the song files.
Auto created songs are saved in a format with extension of the file “.sgu”.

It can be exchanged between musicians or downloaded through the internet, allowing modifications.

The sgu file can be opened by BiaB and modified as you like, key, instruments etc.

What does “SGU” mean?

S tells us that the song does not have a melody.
G is always present, telling us that it is a song.
The U says the style, specifically “User style”.

The sgu files are ready for download for free at the page SGUs Files Download , while a complete collection of all the SGUs with hundreds of ready-made songs is available for purchase (low cost), at the page Full SGUs Download.

To know more about the Biab’s files, SGU, MGU, etc.

TheGuitarBand.com website

  • Exclusively devoted to the backing tracks realized with Band in a Box,  free for download
  • High Quality Mp3 / Bitrate 320KB/sec. , recorded with Audacity
  • Tutorials relating to the creation of these tracks and more.
  • How to play live the backing track created by yourself (or downloaded from this site)
  • Auto-lyrics (LRC) and original BiaB file (SGU)
  • Are you looking to transpose the Band-in-a-Box backing tracks with no loss in quality? Then you’ll need the “SGU” File.
  • Read: “Backing tracks in different keys”
  • BiaB is not difficult. Get started now with the easy Tutorial.
  • A few of the tracks are under the artist’s name, others are below the title of the song. The fastest way to look for them is to use the search box
  •  for the beginners: How to open a RAR file

TheGuitarBand.com: Purpose of the site

Premise: I state that I do not promote nor sell the software that are described in this site, as Band-in-a-Box or MiniLyrics. These programs, if not already available, will be sought in the respective home pages of the authors.

The purpose of this site is to provide ready-to-use Band-in-a-Box backing tracks.

All the tracks are without vocals and soloists, all suitable for the one man band singer-guitarist.
Band-in-a-Box allows you to change or switch instruments, key, etc., without deteriorating quality, as well as the advantage of the final (.SGU) controls the “Real Tracks”, ie sound bytes played by real musicians, and nothing “artificial” as the midi.

Band-in-a-Box Backing Tracks Logo

Here you are able to free download all mp3s that have been completed. However, certain cases could imply that some components of the work doesn’t fit your requirements. Through the web, most of the Band-in-a-Box backing tracks contain the original key. TheGuitarBand.com will deviate slightly, by offering something more original and unique (in keeping with the original style).

The backing tracks have the tonality to be more suitable for those who, (like me or any some female vocals), require down keys . A couple of tones lower than the original for example.

Try, therefore, to download whichever songs you prefer, and remember that should you wish to customize them, you will require the Band in a Box program, in which will allow you to create a file called “SGU“, that then can amended such as a midi.

Here you will find various SGUs at the ready, or get them all in one with a Single Download.

Best of Luck

Giancarlo / Admin

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31 thoughts on “Band in a Box Backing Tracks”

  1. Thank you Giancarlo! Yes, I already downloaded and extracted with winrar.

    I have tried several tracks. They work great!
    I just recently purchased band in a box, so I have a long way to go to learn how to accomplish what you have. I plan to edit some tracks and create some of my own. I especially liked how you slowed the rhythm at the end of some songs and muted some instrument tracks for several measures on others.
    Thanks again for making these song files available.

    Regards,
    Richard

  2. I have 2016 pro biab what realtrack sets do i need to match the files you have created? Thanks

    1. These are the RealTracks I have. You’re only required to have some.
      If you do not have the same realtracks as mine, you can pick whatever will suit you
      My RealTracks.
      Let me know if you need more realtracks

  3. I have BIAB on my PC. I want to buy Songs (.sgu ) files. My knowledge of .sgu files is zero.
    Do they have the notes on the stave? I have to read the music.I am using BIAB. Would love to know if the Songs that are .
    SGU have the music on the screen so it can be read.
    I am not familiar with .SGU files, and I would need to read the melody .
    Thanks in advance

      1. \Hi,
        Just installed the files and I don’t have the styles that go with these cuts.
        Not very good without the styles.

      2. Sorry for the late reply, but I did not receive a notification on my email. What files have you installed?
        With BIAB you need the RealTracks of the preferred genre for optimal results.
        Let me know what software and its version you have.

  4. Hello.I want to buy your pack of LRC.600 songs.But i want to listen before.Please send me some songs to listen the quality.
    After that i proceed to buy the full pack.

    My name is Richie Truman.I live in Gran Canaria,Maspalomas,Playa del Ingles.I sing in 14 languages,bla,bla,bla,bla….

    Phone number :+0034 693 80 90 41

    1. Hi Richie,
      Yes, it is possible to check the quality while downloading the free SGUs here:
      http://www.theguitarband.com/sgu-files-2/.
      Keep in mind that to play with the best sound possible you will need the proper real tracks.
      To assess quality I have uploaded an mp3 ready to be listened to (Sultans of Swing):

      Gran Canaria? Good. I’ve play for three years in Tenerife myself (with my BiaB tracks).

      Let me know if you need more information.

    2. Giancarlo I noticed you’ve added new files to the SGU package since I purchased my copy. Any chance I could get a link to the new file with the new songs? Thanks.

  5. Giancarlo I noticed you’ve added 47 new files to the SGU package since I purchased my copy in May. Any chance I could get a link to the new file with the new songs? Thanks.

      1. Hi!
        I wrote you a email for about 1 week ago with the same question. Can you please send me the link to?

  6. I have paid and downloaded the BiAB SGU pack. When playing most of the styles are missing.
    I have got MAC MegaPack 2016 and 49PAK

  7. How did you get the main page button icons removed. As you said, many of them you will never use and I don’t need. They clutter the work space but I don’t know how you got rid of the ones you didn’t want? I have the Mac version.

    1. On the 2013 version, removing these icons was an easy trick to spot. Now with the 2015 version however, I don’t see how I could delete or move them. I leave the answer to anyone else lucky enough to have found a solution.

  8. Hi there,

    I wanted to say big thank you for doing this site for free and helping other people.

    Thanks for you’re time and efforts.

    tOm.

    1. Ciao Thiago, davvero non saprei…a meno che non voglia scaricarlo dal sito principale a pagamento. Io ho comprato il CD in Tailandia, dove vivo. Ma non credo sia la versione originale 🙂

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