ROCK BACKING TRACKS

This particular rock track uses a chunky riff based around E minor for the entire song. This is the kind of thing heavy rock players play lead over, rather than lots of chord changes, so it's well worth getting used to. All the scales and chords are below!

Scales: E Minor & E Minor Pentatonic

Your best over this backing track is to use your E minor and E minor pentatonic scales over the whole track. This is in the key of E minor, so you can't really go wrong with these scale shapes. Below we have drawn out every shape across the fretboard for both scales (minor and pentatonic). You can also have a bit of fun with the E harmonic minor scale if you want to bring a bit more of a dark edge to it.

E Minor Pentatonic

E Minor Scale

E Harmonic Minor Scale

Riff: The rock riff

If you want to take a break from the lead and just play along with that massive riff, here it is all tabbed out for you! It's all based around the E minor scale, and uses powerchord shapes as well as simgle lines.

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All done?

Congratulations

You've now completed Improvisation Station: Rock Backing Tracks and taken a huge step forwards in your guitar playing journey.

Feel free to bask in glory for a while, or go ahead and try another course if you're hungry for more.