Free Downloads of Famous Songs for eBand!
Famous Tracks and Tab from GuitarInstructor.com and Hal Leonard
By Jim Bybee & Peter Swiadon
What’s more fun than dialing in an awesome guitar tone and jamming along with your favorite music? Not much. And that’s what eBand from BOSS is all about. Equipped with stereo speakers and a ton of pro BOSS guitar effects—including a huge selection of COSM® amps—eBand plays your fave MP3 and WAV songs, so you can rock out and play along with perfect tone till the cows come home. It’s also loaded with ready-to-go backing tracks and powerful music practice features that make building your chops an enjoyable challenge, not a chore.
Now, to enhance the eBand user experience even more, BOSS has partnered with GuitarInstructor.com and Hal Leonard to bring you a selection of famous tracks that are tailor-made for eBand. Featuring studio-quality production and versions with and without the main guitar, these sound-alike tracks put you in the lead guitar chair, letting you fill the shoes of the most legendary rock guitarists of all time. Tablature is also included, so you can learn the parts just like the masters played ‘em. And, of course, eBand’s amazing amps and effects make it easy to dial in just the right sound for every track.
By now, you’re probably thinking, “Okay, but where’s the free stuff?” Well, here it is: for a limited time, your new eBand purchase entitles you to download four famous tracks plus tab for free! Just go to www.GuitarInstructor.com/eBand, enter your eBand serial number (or special code provided in the box), and pick four songs from the specially selected set offered there.
After you hear how great these tracks sound and discover how much fun they are to jam along with, you’re bound to want more, and Hal Leonard is ready to deliver. They’ve put together the eBand Guitar Play-Along Series, which includes six full volumes of legendary songs for you to purchase. Each eight-song volume includes a book with guitar tab, vocal melody notation, and the lyrics for every song. Also included is a USB flash drive loaded with digital versions of the tunes—just plug the flash drive directly into eBand’s USB memory port and you’re ready to jam with the band!
To get in on this great collection, simply contact Music Dispatch toll free at 800.637.2852.
The eBand JS-8 Audio Player with Guitar Effects from BOSS is your ultimate jam-along companion. It’s a portable, full-featured WAV and MP3 music player with great-sounding stereo speakers built in, and it’s packed with world-class BOSS guitar effects and COSM amps, all derived from the flagship GT-10 Guitar Effects Processor. With eBand, you’ll play for hours on end with a ton of pro guitar tones at your fingertips!
eBand comes equipped with 300 ready-to-go music tracks that include drums, bass and accompaniment. And via USB or SD media, you can add and jam along with any WAV or MP3 song you like, including your favorite songs, our collection of free eTracks, and the GuitarInstructor.com/Hal Leonard Play-Along tracks mentioned above. It’s easy—just connect eBand to your computer with a USB cable and export music tracks into eBand’s onboard memory using the included JS-8 Song List Editor software. Alternately, you can copy tracks to a USB flash drive or SD card and plug it into the appropriate memory port on eBand’s rear panel. Then, call up the tune in eBand’s song list, dial in a guitar tone, press play and start rocking!
eBand also features a host of great tools for music practice. There’s a built-in chromatic tuner, a metronome, and an AB REPEAT function that lets you play a section of a song over and over. And, to check your progress as you practice, eBand’s super-simple recording feature lets you capture your jams along with the musical backing.
Perhaps eBand’s coolest practice feature is its ability to independently adjust the pitch and tempo of imported songs. For example, you can change the tempo of a song without changing its pitch, which is great for slowing down and learning fast musical passages that are tough to play at regular speed. Alternately, you can change the pitch of a song without changing its tempo. This is cool for developing your fretboard skills in every musical key.
Though designed primarily for guitarists, eBand also works great for vocalists and bass guitarists. The front-panel 1/4-inch input accepts a hi-z microphone, as well as a guitar or bass, and there are a number of preset effects for voice and bass, too. eBand’s Center Cancel function is particularly useful for vocalists, allowing you to remove the lead vocal from popular songs for karaoke-style performances. Center Cancel also removes guitar solos, perfect for jamming your own solos over popular music tracks.
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