“GUITAR IN A BOX” for Acoustic Sessions

For those who play live acoustic

Promotion: This collection of over 150 acoustic sgu files is now free for those who purchase the full sgu collection


Live music venues often want one or two musicians playing without backing tracks, even if these are played by real musicians, like Band in a Box’s realtracks. In fact, not seeing bass and drums the performance becomes not very credible.
Among the solutions that allow accompaniment is the looper, which however has the limits we know.


However, it is possible to solve the problem by playing alone, but with a backing track of only one acoustic guitar, as if you were in the presence of a second guitarist, in order to enrich the sound with our instrument, perform soloists, etc. , without the effort of always keeping ourselves engaged in an often monotonous guitar accompaniment.


The acoustic backing tracks that I use live and that I propose here are therefore not the classic backing tracks, and it makes little sense to be listened to alone, but must be played on them with your instrument. Special case: also suitable for those who cannot play the instrument well and want to sing with professional acoustic guitar accompaniment.Rhythm Guitar Backing Tracks Download

Unplugged Backing Tracks: play along with a “rhythm guitar-only” backing track

Note: This compilation was made for use by the live musician “onemanband”

The name  “Guitar in a Box”  immediately gives the idea of what we are talking about. Not a band, but a guitar to use as an accompaniment.

Play while accompanied by a classic backing track made up of multiple instruments is often not an ideal solution. The audience sees a guitarist, not a band!

After years of performing live as a “one-man band” I’ve decided to utilize backing tracks consisting of a single accompanying guitar. I think the result is much more credible and effective. In fact, two guitarists playing together are enough for an excellent musical performance. The problem is that it is neither easy nor practical to use a physical guitarist to accompany us.

The solution is to use a backing track made up of a guitar alone, authentically recorded, on which we can play solos or variations, perhaps even with the help of synchronized lyrics!

Rhythm guitar songs backing tracks. A unique collection to play live like two guitarists. Enough of the karaoke type bases, scarce real ones, exploit an accompaniment guitar track!

Check the SGU files song list:

SGU-UNPLUGGED-154-FILES

Download the BiaB SGU Tracks (PayPal button below) and immediately start exploiting them for your own ends.

Real sounds mean greater involvement of the public and greater job opportunities!

  • All the SGU acoustic files in a single download.
  • You can take a listen to a sample of songs on the free download page

For information or assistance contact Giancarlo (ggriscenko@gmail.com)

GUITAR ACOUSTIC FULL COLLECTION

(Audio+Lyrics+SGU)

Note: unlike the acoustic sgu collection described above, this one also contains mp3 files with matching lyrics.

What are the guitar tracks

They are rhythm guitar only backing tracks, allowing you to focus on the main performance. The accompaniment guitar are bits of musical notes recorded and collected through the Band in a Box, allowing you to perform as if there were a second guitarist playing with you. This type of acoustic performance I’ve found is better appreciated by the public, who by now does are turned away from the typical karaoke type songs, demeaning value to the musician.

The tracks do not need to be modified as they are already used by me to play live, therefore extensively tested. They also come complete with synchronized lyrics. The songs have the corresponding sgu file.

In some cases, when necessary, there are soft percussions, such as tambourine or brushes, to better follow the rhythm (since there is no bass/drums).

Difference between my previous collection and the unplugged one

There are no bass, drums and keyboards, simply a rhythm guitar.
If you already have my previous sgu collections you could yourself create your own acoustic guitar song by silencing all the other tracks, saving in audio format and then adding the lyrics to have a song ready to play live through a player. It is a long commitment. In this collection you will find all the work done.

The tracks are ready in high quality audio format complete with synchronized lyrics. Hit the play button on your phone/player and go. Want an example? Watch the video!

How to change tonality?

On a song in audio format (wav, mp3) you cannot adjust the pitch. Instead, you must access the corresponding sgu BiaB file, make the desired changes, and save in audio format, combining the ready-made lyrics.

Different key version

For convenience, the collection contains a copy of most of the backing tracks in audio format in a version with a different key, for those who find the original tonality too high.

For example “Sultans of Swing” does not need a version in a different tonality, but “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith probably does.

Audio Player

Attached at the collection is a free program for Android suitable for those who play live (with stops at the end of the song, etc.).

I suggest you to get any cheap android phone, even dated, such as the Samsung J2 or similar for example, and dedicate it to just playing the tracks with a program like this.

Attractive extra feature.

Great idea for anyone using a vocal harmonizier

Since the backing tracks are made up of a single guitar and not multiple instruments, it is possible to use a harmonizer connected to the backing track and not to your guitar playing live. In this way you will be able to harmonize your voice without errors, in a simple and automatic way.

In classic use with harmonizer, your guitar is connected to the harmonizer which works according to the sounds it receives.

Instead, your guitar playing is independent from the rest of the system. In which case, your audio player is connected to the harmonizer, which “hears” the chords of the backing track. Your voice can then be harmonized simply by activating the harmonizer pedal, without playing errors!

Utilizzo con Harmonizer

Your performance is therefore schematically presented as follows:

Backing Track with Harmonizer

More about the vocal harmonizer https://www.theguitarband.com/vocal-harmonizer-with-band-in-a-box-backing-tracks/

What you will find in the collection

+ 154 files SGU

+ 120 AUDIO FILE IN NORMAL KEY + 120 FILE LRC LYRICS.

+ 160 AUDIO FILE IN DOWN KEY + 159 FILE LRC LYRICS.

TOTAL 598 FILES

Total size 7 GB. Download Size (RAR) 4 GB

Do you want detailed content? Check the FULL FILES LIST

I have prepared a video with examples for the tracks:

Free Music Player Android for Musicians!

Best Music Player Android for Musicians

An exclusive player for our live audience !

Similar programs such as this are not available on the web. Although there are various musical players online, it is challenging to find a suitable program for musicians that also provide automatic playback of their music/lyrics.

This APK player is an ideal complement to live performances with my ready-made Biab Backing tracks.
The program supports LRC lyrics and has the following essential functions for those who perform live.

1. Keep the screen on
2. The font size of the lyrics
3. Pause after each song
4. Highlight Lyrics Color
5. Normal Lyrics Color
6. Background Color
7. The text align mode of lyrics
8. Equalizer
9. Playlist creator
10. Folders:
a. Artist
b. Albums
c. Songs
d. Folder
e. Playlist

This free player must be requested from Giancarlo after purchase the package (contact@theguitarband.com)

Any questions? Write me, ggriscenko@gmail.com (Giancarlo)

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With 598 files on offer, with a decade worth of work behind this original and exclusive collection, I believe the price to be reasonable.

Full Collection Only $ 58  (now promotion / was $78)

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Author: GiancarloG

One-Man-Band guitar player with self-composed backing tracks using Band-in-a-Box RealTracks

3 thoughts on ““GUITAR IN A BOX” for Acoustic Sessions”

  1. Hello, I am interested in your acoustic only backing tracks, but, I don’t own Band in a box, and was wondering if you sold them in an mp3 format as well. The acoustic version sounds great. Also, was curious as to if I were to get biab in a Mac version, would 2021 biab version work? Maybe the pro version on the Btw, great work, your website is a gem!

    Regards,
    Lance

    1. Hi Lance,
      The acoustic backing tracks are in mp3 format, so you don’t need BiaB to play them. I use them when I play live, as they give a more discreet result than the classic tracks.
      Waw quality, therefore excellent.
      And if you have BaiB you can also edit them, but they are fine even so, as many have a double version in different keys.
      Mac 2021 is ok. sgu files are the same for Mac or Windows.
      If you need more information let me know.

  2. Well, I own the Original full band collection and love it, so I am going to start saving for this one also. Thank You for all your hard work!!!

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