Welcome to GuitarVoice FREE Guitar Backing Tracks Resource
Looking for free guitar backing tracks?
GuitarVoice.com has thousands of tracks available to you across multiple genres and artists. All of the tracks here are completely free to stream or download to help you practice your guitar playing!
These tracks have been created by the GuitarVoice community of musicians to help people like you progress, and enjoy the incredible gift of music. They have done this with a generous spirit and without any compensation, and accordingly, you may find varying degrees of music production quality across the library of backing tracks.
No other site offers so many free backing tracks and lets you download them without requiring any kind of purchase. These backing tracks are available to use for private, personal use for instructional and research purposes. If you need to acquire licensing for use of popular music in your commercial projects, or live performances for example, you will need to obtain legal permission from a licensing agency.
What is a backing track?
A backing track is an audio recording of a song that features primarily the rhythm instruments. Typically, there is no vocal track, and no obvious melody or lead/solo instruments in order to help students play and practice on top of the rhythm section without being distracted or having to compete with the lead instruments and vocals.
It’s also a great tool for learning the styles of well-known musicians, and emulating their solos. Imitating is a great way to learn new songs initially, but to truly master a song, at some point, we all need to learn it and commit to memory without relying on having to play along with a section, solo, or bit.
What is the best app for backing tracks?
GuitarVoice.com is designed to work on desktop and mobile browsers. Although some apps provide convenient, and easy experiences to find backing tracks and play along, we recommend being very cautious and protective of the data you share with mobile apps and sites.
Our guitar backing track player is under development for improvements in controlling the playback of our songs, and also to improve how easy it is to discover the songs you want or would be interested in. Our simple media player is designed to make it a breeze for you to play, pause, and scrub through the track so you can have a great experience practicing along.
How do you practice guitar with backing tracks?
One way we recommend practicing guitar along with the backing tracks are to play along with the song and chord progressions – to essentially act as part of the rhythm section.
Another way is to develop advanced lead and soloing skills by applying riffs and scales to play and jam along with the backing tracks. You can learn an awesome solo and perform that just like your guitar hero does. Or you can use your creativity and compose your own leads to go with the backing tracks – either precomposed and rehearsed, or totally improvised like the great jazz and blues players. Either way as long as you’re enjoying the music, you’re doing it right!
What is the best backing track website?
No doubt, we believe GuitarVoice.com is the best backing track website. We’ve worked hard to create an extensive library and keep it freely available to growing musicians over the past 10 years or so. And we are working on improving the experience so you can be free to create and practice the best you can.
We think we are the best website for guitar backing tracks. But we’ve also compiled a really long list for you to use as a resource of all of the guitar backing tracks online. You can check it out here.