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How to practice lead lines over a backing track

In this lesson, Bradford and Brian teach you how you can practice making up your own lead guitar parts with a backing track. We have provided a backing track in the key of A, so any notes and series of notes from the A major scale and the F#m pentatonic scales will sound fine with the backing track.

Backing track

Download the track (you may need to right-click on the track and choose ‘save’)

In this backing track follows this progression: A – E – F#m – D, and it’s at 70bpm.


A-maj ScaleF#min Pent ScaleMaj Min Combine

14 Responses to How to practice lead lines over a backing track

  1. Jeff Wang Aug 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Hey Brian! The backing track file download is not working. Could you provide the backing track again? I’d really appreciate it. Keep up the good work!

    • Brian Aug 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

      Fixed. Thanks for letting me know of the problem, Jeff.

      • John Oct 26, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

        How do you download the backing track? I could not figure it out.

        • Brian Nov 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

          Hi John – just added a download link for it – thanks!

  2. John Mar 19, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    Grear lesson, helped me a ton. Do you have something like this for other keys?

    • John Mar 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

      Typo there, Great lesson :))

  3. Felipe Jul 6, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    Great lessons! I really thank for this sharing.

    I knew the major and the minor pentatonic scales in separate cases.
    Now I know I have this powerful resource to make great songs!

    God bless you guys and the worship tutorials project

    • Brian Jul 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

      Awesome – thanks Felipe!

  4. bryan Jun 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    God bless you all. I love you and love this lovely website!

  5. parth Oct 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    hi brain i m bigner
    and thanks for this lesson
    god bless you

    • Brian Nov 21, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

      Thank you parth!

  6. M Sharath Chandra Jul 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

    Hi Brain. I have been following worship tutorials regularly. It’s really wonderful and helps me to learn many things. Could please upload a video about how to play the lead of any songs , how can me put into the tune of the song and another is how can we guess or identify the scale of the song. Could u please upload videos for this two issues.

  7. Jens from Denmark Jul 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    I love to play to this track, thank you so much🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻Please make some like this💪🏻💪🏻

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