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Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 534
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 7:49 pm:   Edit Post

A kind of different request here.
Fairly soon my guitarist, my son on keyboards and I are planning to do a 3-song segment in a local talent show. This small town seems to be pretty lean on good drummers, though. It seems that our best option may be to play along with a canned drum track (not my favorite way to do it, but...). We plan to play Cream's "White Room" and "Crossroad" and Bowling For Soup's "1985". Does anyone have a recording of any of these songs that could have the drum track separated out? A drum machine track that comes close would work too. We would appreciate any help you could offer.
Intermediate Member
Username: beelee

Post Number: 162
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 3:39 am:   Edit Post

Do you have the ability to play Midi Files from a sequencer/ or program that can play midi tracks ?

if you do or know someone who does, you could find standard midi file versions of those songs on the web

I have found some really good versions of songs ( crappy ones too....lol) that people have done, there are also companies that sell midi file versions of these songs.

depending on what programs you have, you can mute
the other tracks and just have the drums play, or if you know someone that has the ability/ sequencing program they can do it for you and email you the edited tracks.

( I have a great version of Heart of the Sunrise by Yes )

Here is a link to some Midi File sites:

you might be able to find what you need there.

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2969
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

Rich; for what it's worth, if I were in the audience I would rather see you play without a drum track. For me, as a listener, the performance would be much more enjoyable. But that's just my personal preference.
Advanced Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 341
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

I say let that Alembic dance with a real drum kit!

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