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SD mediaCopy eTracks to an SD card, and then insert the card into

eBands SD card slot.

Volume 2

Once youve completed one of the above procedures, press eBands


SONG LIST button, select the desired eTrack, press PLAY, and start
jamming!

eTracks Tips
Adjust the tempo with the SPEED controleBand makes it easy to

About eTracks
Thanks for downloading eTracks Volume 2 for eBand!
eTracks are free backing tracks for use with the eBand JS-8 Audio Player
with Guitar Effects. Created by our staff of shredders here at BOSS,
eTracks allow you to grow your library of eBand jam tracks so you can
continually challenge your skills and keep your chops fresh.
Each eTrack features
two WAV backing tracksone with full-band accompaniment, and

another with bass and drums only.


documentationwith the eTracks original tempo and key, a music

description, and suggested scales and guitar tones for jamming.


a featured lickwith tablature.
an MP3 exampleof the featured lick played over the backing

track.

change the tempo of a song without changing its pitch. Just push
the SPEED button and use the dial to set the desired tempo.
Loop sections that you want to practiceeBands AB REPEAT function

allows you to loop song sections over and over. This is cool for
working out tough musical passages. It also works great for playing
eTracks featured lick examples.
Use the effects suggestions as a starting pointThe description

for each eTrack contains a suggested effects patch for jamming.


However, feel free to try out different patches as you like. Also, dont
forget about eBands powerful effects editing features; they allow
you to tweak any sound precisely to your taste.
Record yourself as you jameBands easy-to-use recording feature

lets you to record your playing as you rock out. This is a great way to
check your progress as you practice.

More Info
To learn more about playing and importing songs and using the other
eBand features mentioned here, refer to your eBand Owners Manual.

Playing eTracks in eBand


There are three different ways you can get eTracks from your computer
to eBand:
The JS-8 Song List EditorConnect eBand to your computer via USB

and import eTracks into eBands onboard memory using the JS-8
Song List Editor software (included with eBand).
A USB flash driveCopy eTracks to a USB flash drive, and then

connect the flash drive to eBands USB Memory port.

About eTracks Volume 2


The eTracks in Volume 2 were created by Paul
Hanson, BOSS specialist and author of the bestselling instructional book Shred Guitar (published
by Alfred). On the following pages, youll find info
about the eTracks in Volume 2, along with some tips
from Paul.

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Paul Hanson

eTrack Volume 2, Number 1


File Names
eTrack 2-1 (Key-Dm_BPM-156).wavBacking track with full-band accompaniment.
eTrack 2-1 Bs&Dr (Key-Dm_BPM-156).wavThe same backing, but with bass and drums only.
eTrack 2-1 Lick.mp3The backing track with Paul playing the featured lick.
Original Key

D Minor
Original Tempo

Quarter note = 156 BPM


Suggested Scales

D Minor, D Dorian, D Minor Pentatonic, D Blues


Pauls Notes

This is a metal-style track that is really open sounding; in other words, theres not much harmony, so youre free to experiment with different scale
choices. In addition to the scales I listed above, I also had good luck with the D Phrygian Dominant scaleG Harmonic Minor centered around Dfor
a more scary/exotic tone.
I chose a tempo of 156 because I like doing 16th-note sweep picking and alternate picking licks at this speed. For vibrato practice, vibrate eighth notes
and quarter-note triplets to build control.
The featured lick uses brisk alternate picking along with hammer-ons and pull-offs. Its built out of the D Blues scale, but I added the Major 6 so that I
could keep the same fingering across the top three strings. I love eBands P035 STACK LEAD patch here.

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eTrack Volume 2, Number 1: Featured Lick

13

T
A
B

10

10 12 13 12 13 12 10

12 13 12 10 12 10

13

12 13 12 10 12 10
13

10
13 12 13 12 10
T 10 12
10 12 13 12 13 12 10
12 13 12 10 12 10
13
12
A
B

T
A
B

10

vibrato

13

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eTrack Volume 2, Number 2


File Names
eTrack 2-2 (Key-A_BPM-84).wavBacking track with full-band accompaniment.
eTrack 2-2 Bs&Dr (Key-A_BPM-84).wavThe same backing, but with bass and drums only.
eTrack 2-2 Lick.mp3The backing track with Paul playing the featured lick.
Original Key

A Major
Original Tempo

Quarter note = 84 BPM


Suggested Scales

A Major and A Major Pentatonic


Pauls Notes

Most rock guys master minor sounds and leave the major sounds for country guys, but the major scale is really cool in rock, too. Heres a simple track
that you can use to practice those major scales.
For tones, try P001 BLUESY CRUNCH, or maybe P041 JB LEAD if you like a more distorted vibe (this is one of my favorites). Dont forget that you can use
the Tone Grid to adjust a patchs sound to suit your style and then save your changes as a user patch.
I begin the featured lick in 12th position (with the first finger at the 12th fret) and use some sweep picking for crossing strings. At the start, I think of it as
an A Major 7 arpeggio with some 9th and 11th scale tones added, then it becomes a more traditional scale with ascending hammer-ons and descending
pull-offs.

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eTrack Volume 2, Number 2: Featured Lick

12
T
A
B

T
A
B

16 12

16 17 16 14

14
13
12

17

13

16

16

14

14
16

14

vibrato

15 17

15

14

14
16

18

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eTrack Volume 2, Number 3


File Names
eTrack 2-3 (Key-B Flat_BPM-145).wavBacking track with full-band accompaniment.
eTrack 2-3 Bs&Dr (Key-B Flat_BPM-145).wavThe same backing, but with bass and drums only.
eTrack 2-3 Lick.mp3The backing track with Paul playing the featured lick.
Original Key

B b Major
Original Tempo

Quarter note = 145 BPM


Suggested Scales

B b Major and B b Minor Pentatonic, B b Blues, B b Dorian, B b Mixolydian


Pauls Notes

For this eTrack, we go back to the roots of rock for jamming. This is a traditional 12-bar I-IV-V progression. I put it in B flat because Chuck Berry recorded
the original version of the classic guitar song Johnny B. Goode in B flat.
Heres a little bit of trivia: I was Michael J. Foxs guitar coach during the filming of Back to the Future, and we put the hands of Marty McFly (Michaels
character in the film) in the key of B because we thought it would look more realistica guitarist in the 80s would rarely play in B flat.
Most guys use the blues scale here, but you can try a lot of different scales or follow the chords with arpeggios. I really think this is one a rock guitarist
should masterI guarantee youll end up jamming this sometime, somewhere.
For tone, I like P003 AMERICAN LEGEND. The featured lick uses a bunch of classic bends in the early rock style as well as double stops (two notes played
simultaneously).

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eTrack Volume 2, Number 3: Featured Lick

6 6 6
6 6 6

T
A
B

Full

6 6 6
6 6 6

6
6

Full

1/2

6
6

9
8

1/2

6
6

8
8

6
6

vibrato

T
A
B

6
6
8

8
8

6
6
8

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eTrack Volume 2, Number 4


File Names
eTrack 2-4 (Key-Em_BPM-99).wavBacking track with full-band accompaniment.
eTrack 2-4 Bs&Dr (Key-Em_BPM-99).wavThe same backing, but with bass and drums only.
eTrack 2-4 Lick.mp3The backing track with Paul playing the featured lick.
Original Key

E Minor
Original Tempo

Quarter note = 99 BPM


Suggested Scales

E Minor Pentatonic, E Blues, E Minor, E Dorian


Pauls Notes

I was thinking classic rock here, so pentatonic and blues scales will slay it. However, in the featured lick I went natural minor and based it on one of the
licks in eTracks Volume 1. Its an ascending picking sequence that uses outside string crosses.
Paul Gilbert made this concept of outside string crossing popular; it simply means that when you cross from one string to another with alternate picking,
you always pick from the outside of the string pair. For example, when you pick down on the B string and then up on the high E, thats an outside cross.
When you reverse this motion by picking up on the B and then down on the high E, thats an inside cross.
The outside cross feels the most natural for most of us. Ive informally asked hundreds of guitarists at GIT about this, and something like one out of every
eight players finds it easier to do the inside cross. If youre one of those players, this lick will be hard.
I like using eBands P035 STACK LEAD patch to jam along with this eTrack, but I call up the sounds Tone Grid and tweak it for a little more gain.

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eTrack Volume 2, Number 4: Featured Lick

4X
T
A
B

14 16

14
14 16

17

17

14

16

17 19

16 17

cont. alternate picking

T
A
B

12 14 16

12
12 14 15

12 14 15

12 14

15 14 12 14 15

12 14 15
cont. alternate picking

T
A
B

12 14 16 17 16

12
16

16 14 12 14 16

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