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

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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