Guitar Challenge (Improv) - Various Backing Tracks (suggested by Crossbow)

Welcome to the Guitar Challenges. Each ‘challenge’ is basically an open invitation to anyone and everyone to play a song, an improvisation, a study-piece etc and post a recording – just for the fun of it.

So, whether you are a relative beginner learning the basic chords and strumming pattern of a song, a more experienced player adding a little fancy fretwork, if you want to do a little finger-picking, or you want to sing and play at the same time … you can join in with these challenges.


  • The challenge is to yourself.

  • These are not competition threads.

  • There are no prizes for making the ‘best’ recordings.

  • There is no shame for being at the beginner stages.

  • This is for FUN!


If you do want some constructive advice and feedback on your playing then that is cool. Just ask. Otherwise this is all about positivity, encouragement and having a go.

This topic is built on three backing tracks first suggested by @Crossbow.

Swamp Jam in the key of E:

Slow Country in the key of G:

Laid-Back-Blues in the key of Am:

@Crossbow March 29 2015

@Crossbow March 30 2015

@marcusmarkmus March 31 2015

@Crossbow April 10 2015

@Joerfe April 11 2015

@shadowscott007 April 25 2015

@Crossbow June 15 2015

@Josh Vaulk Fowler June 16 2015

@Tweekerpated June 22 2015

@useDraW March 20 2020

@Josh Vualk Fowler June 30 2015

@useDraW May 02 2020

@marcusmarkmus August 07 2020