Backing tracks | Instrumental versions
A good while back, somewhere in the year 1991, I bought my first keyboard and music sequencer.
Since then I've had the unenviable task of providing backing tracks to vocalists, one man bands, schools and various other musicians and music endeavors.
The reason I say the task was unenviable is partly due to the fact that I am a guitarist first and a keyboard player last. I'm also way too meticulous.
Nevertheless, I am proud of most of what I've done with backings so far.
Not all, but most.
Most of the commercial backing tracks I've made have been for a company called Protrax.
This website is predominantly to highlight the work I've done for them and list the tracks by name and (where possible) artist.
Here's what Protrax has to offer:
1. Music without the main vocals - Backing music in mp3 or on audio CD.
The backing tracks are created by remaking everything.
There is no music manipulation software used to magically remove the vocals from the track.
Everything is a brand new recording of all the instrumentation.
Technically, an instrumental version of the song.
The good people at Protrax have gone to the trouble of recording and mixing in backing vocals on many of the tracks. I don't do that myself and none of my demonstration examples feature backing vocals.
2. Song lyrics - As part of your backing track order, you're welcome to ask for the lyrics as well.
I personally don't do that, cos I figure by the time you want to sing a song you've got the lyrics pretty much down.
Anyway, my website is called Music Without Lyrics.
What I'm doing here is cataloguing my own work in the backing track industry over the last 20 odd years. I'm still in the process.
For a complete catalogue - visit ProTrax backing tracks, where you'll find every backtrack they sell.
Some backing track demos
Blue Night by Michael learns to rock
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
Could It Be Any Harder by The Calling
Dangerous by Roxette
Does Your Mamma Know by Abba
Don't Need The Sun To Shine by Gabrielle
Everybody Hurts by The Corrs
Everywhere by Michelle Branch
Here I Am by Brian Adams
Higher by Creed
Holding On To Love by Shania Twain
How Long by Mark Knopfler
Backing tracks by Andrew Webber - Music without lyrics. updated 28-04-2016