How to Play Along with Red Hot Chili Peppers' By The Way Using JamTracks
If you are a fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and want to learn how to play their songs, or if you just want to jam along with their music for fun, you might be interested in JamTracks by JamKazam. JamTracks are not your typical backing tracks. They are complete multi-track professional recordings of songs, with fully isolated tracks for each part of the music, such as vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, and more. You can solo, mute, pan, or set the level of any part, create custom mixes, slow down the playback speed, record yourself playing along, and share your performances with others.
In this article, we will show you how to use JamTracks to play along with Red Hot Chili Peppers' By The Way, one of their most popular songs from their eighth studio album of the same name. By The Way is a catchy and energetic song that combines elements of funk rock, pop rock, and rap rock. It features Anthony Kiedis' vocals, John Frusciante's guitar riffs and solos, Flea's bass lines, and Chad Smith's drum beats.
Step 1: Get the JamTrack for By The Way
The first step is to get the JamTrack for By The Way from JamKazam's catalog of 3,700+ songs. You can preview the master mix and 20-second samples of all the isolated tracks by clicking the play buttons below.
If you like what you hear, you can register for a free account to get this JamTrack for free. You will also get access to all the features and benefits of JamKazam's app and Internet service.
Step 2: Customize the Mix
Once you have downloaded the JamTrack for By The Way, you can open it in JamKazam's app and start customizing the mix. You can solo, mute, pan, or set the level of any part by using the sliders and buttons on the mixer panel. For example, if you want to learn how to play the guitar part, you can solo the guitar track and listen to it in isolation. Or if you want to practice playing along with the rest of the band, you can mute the guitar track and play your own part.
You can also save your custom mixes to use them again later without having to recreate them. Your custom mixes are saved to the JamKazam cloud, so you can access them from almost any Internet-connected device. If you want to use your mixes outside the JamKazam app, you can also export them as a simple .mp3, .wav, or .ogg audio file to use anywhere.
Step 3: Slow Down for Practice
If you find some parts of the song too fast or difficult to play along with, you can easily slow down the playback speed of your JamTrack by a specific percentage without changing the pitch. This way, the song still sounds \"right\", just slower. You can adjust the playback speed by using the slider on the transport panel.
Slowing down the playback speed can help you learn how to play your part more accurately and confidently. You can gradually increase the speed as you improve your skills and master the song.
Step 4: Record Yourself Playing Along
One of the coolest features of JamTracks is that you can record yourself playing along with your custom mix. You can use any instrument or microphone that you have connected to your computer or mobile device. You can also use a webcam or a built-in camera to record a video of yourself playing along.
To start recording, just click on the record button on the transport panel. You will see a countdown before the recording begins. You can stop recording at any time by clicking on the stop button. You can then listen back to your recording and review your performance.