Day: January 3, 2020

Epic 80s Rock Guitar Backing Track (E major)

This fast 80s rock guitar backing track called ‘Starflight’ is inspired by 80s rock guitar music. I took some inspiration from Billy Idol (the amazing Steve Stevens!), Joe Satriani and even Stratovarius. Jam along with the YouTube video (chords are shown on the screen), or follow the chord sheet below the video.

Chords

This 80s rock guitar backing track has an alternating A and B section, with the following guitar chords: 

Rock Backing Track - part A
80s Rock Backing Track - part B

Improvising tips for this jam track E Ionian, E major pentatonic works over this entire track For the B-section, you could start with F# Dorian. 

The track ends with the following outro:

80s Rock Backing Track - C
Riffs

The B-chord in the B-section gets often replaced with these guitar riffs:

Solo

I wrote and recorded an original Solo, that you can watch (and learn with the PDF) via this link. 

Gear

Maarten P.S.: the guitar in the picture is my Suhr Modern with Floyd Rose Tremolo, rendered in a lovely pink hue for the occasion 🙂 Happy jamming!