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Spanish translation: pistas de acompañamiento


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English term or phrase:backing tracks
Spanish translation:pistas de acompañamiento
Entered by: Julia Garello
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19:07 Jul 23, 2005
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
English term or phrase: backing tracks
"They altered the sound of Jamaican music forever by introducing the electric bass and building their ** backing tracks** on that and drums."

"temas soportes"??
Julia Garello
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pistas de acompañamiento
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4 +3pistas de acompañamiento
4pista musical de acompañamientoRocio Elizondo
3pistas fundamentales/basicasGabo Pena



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pista musical de acompañamiento


Los artistas actuarán en directo en el escenario, acompañados de una pista musical de acompañamiento grabada (backing-track) que no contenga coros de ningún tipo ni imitación de coros.

    Reference: http://www.ociocritico.com/oc/actual/canales/television/0502...
Rocio Elizondo
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pistas de acompañamiento


    Reference: http://www.yamaha-europe.com/yamaha_europe/spain/10_musical_...
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pistas fundamentales/basicas

This sentence is referring to a recording studio procedure, in where you lay down certain tracks first, and then you go back to the beginning of the tape and make another pass, this time adding new instruments while listening to previously laid down instrumentation. I guess the innovation was using the electric bass as a guide, from whom the subsequent tracks would draw guidance, according to the performance the bass player and the drummer laid down. This sets the tone for the entire musical piece, as the others will follow the feeling, intonation and general approach to the tune, when they create their performances. I guess they are referring to the 1950's. Unfortunately I don't have enough information about Reggae, to know what the previously used approach entailed, if I knew, I could contrast & compare with this change in methodology they are referring to. By the time Bob Marley was recording and touring the electric bass was entrenched as a de-rigueur inastrumentation in Reggae bands.

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