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Thread #158019   Message #3734009
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
29-Aug-15 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: sing to recorded music- nursing home
Subject: RE: sing to recorded music- nursing home
rehearsal is everything. initially backing trax were liberating for workings club acts who traditionally carried 'the dots' for an organ and drums duo to back them with. and then you were reliant on Bill Novack and Charlie Goode (and together they are ...Novack'n'Good) tobe able to read your dots...

with backing trax you could have the band of your dreams...sometimes a jazz trio, sometimes a brass band, sometimes a full orchestra.

backing trax work ...but only if you work. when i had a studio i edited backing trax for JohnTams to use for Lark Rise to Candleford at the national theatre....there is nothing inherently wrong with backing trax. the amount of professionalism you bring to the performance is down to you.