One of the benefits of Consonus Blended Learning Courseware for Classroom Guitar is that most ensemble arrangements come with online accompaniment tracks.
These tracks usually omit the guitar part that is being practiced so that the student can hear her own part with those on the recording. Another feature of the accompaniment tracks is that they also contain a “rhythm” section of bass, drums, and rhythm guitar. This serves to give students a realistic experience of performing with a band and increases the fun factor of practice exponentially.
What many teachers don’t realize is that these same accompaniment tracks are also available for download as MP3 files which can turn a simple guitar ensemble performance into a rockin’ concert date.
In this video blog Mike Christiansen takes you through this often overlooked feature and shows you how to effectively use backing tracks in your guitar ensemble performances.