Tag: E minor

Surf Pop Rock Jam Track in E minor

Modern, uplifting surf-inspired rock-pop jam Track in E minor (150 bpm). Have fun with this  guitar backing track! Download the chord chart here:

About this jam track

Inspired by great surf tracks of the past, this surf backing track gives the genre a modern twist. The harmony also leaves room for Tex-Mex influences (on the B7). The A-section follows a rapid chord progression that brings the main, upbeat groove of the song. The B-section is marked by arpeggiated patterns in the electric guitar. Faster sections are interchanged with short breaks, that leaves room for lower melodies on the guitar.

My solo

If you’re looking for some inspiration for a solo over this track, you can check out my solo here

  • The main guitar used on this surf pop rock jam track is a Fender Stratocaster (1994 American Standard, stock pickups)
  • The only amp used this time is a Fender Blues Jr. III (I decided to go oldschool, so no modeler was used for the guitar tracking this time).
  • Drums: Steven Slate Drums 5.5
  • Bass: programmed with Spectrasonics Trilian
Buy the track
If you’re interested, I offer a high quality WAV (+ mp3) (CD-master) of this backing track from my Sellfy-store.

I had a lot of fun making this surf pop rock backing track, & I sincerely hope that this video will provide you with some inspiration. Keep on playing that guitar! Maarten.

Western Guitar Solo (+TAB)

Get the Free PDF (TAB+notation) here: 

Here is a new track that got a remake for YouTube. As a visitor for my website, you might recognize this track from the ‘My Music’-page. For my YouTube channel, I created suitable artwork with Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. 

I wrote this track as a tribute to the marvelous music of classic western movies e.g., the music by Ennio Morricone. In true-Western style, it grew into a ‘duel’ between my Fender Stratocaster and my Suhr Modern Pro. On the Stratocaster, I tried to stay close to the classic twang-and-reverb-laden tones, but with the Suhr, I decided to give the licks a more modern twist, with overdriven legato parts, bends, and more technical lines in the Phrygian dominant scale. Who wins in the end? You decide – or create your own duel with the jam track 🙂