I use backing tracks about 50% of the time. I download YouTube videos so I can slow them down in Amazing Slow Downer so I can learn them at a much slower speed. I also find backing tracks online and use them when I can. I have Band in a Box and still have a lot to learn before I can use it with any comfort. How about you? What do you use or not use?
I have a Mac and I use Mac YouTube Downloader (go to google and type in YouTube Downloader to see what is available if you have a PC). It was a free download so I use it so I have the video if I want to SEE how they are fingering the fiddle etc but then just drag it into Amazing Slow Downer so I can change the pitch if needed or definitely change the speed or loop a portion to learn a particularly hard part etc. Best way I know to learn and/or Play along.
wow amasaing, i want to try that since i play by ears it would be much easier to get lindsey stirling music?. thanks for the tip.
for me, i play both with and without the backup, but im not shure i ear all my mistakes that well with the backup. it doesn’t seem as bad as when i play without?