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

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 two backing tracks first suggested by @Omar.

Simple I, VI, IV, V in C major: I VI IV V Chord Progression Backing Track in C - YouTube

Mild Bluesy Groove in B minor: Mild Bluesy Groove Backing Track in Bm - YouTube

@Omar September 26 2018

@CT Septermber 27 2018

@Balamuthiahv September 30 2018

@Garfield October 01 2018

@Joerfe October 01 2018

@max_mue October 02 2018

@oldhead49 October 03 2018

@Joerfe October 08 2018

@oldhead49 October 09 2018

@CT October 10 2018

@Balamuthiahv October 11 2018

@Omar October 13 2018

@Scooter Trash May 04 2019

@Birdland September 06 2021