H K T Guitar Music, Backing Trax and Tabs
It all started when Bert Weedon Played Guitar Boogie Shuffle!
I started my trip into the world of music when I was at school and was encouraged, forcibly I might add to learn the violin. - I was a lousy violinist!
In 1957, I started to play guitar and ended up playing for local bands. Then came the next turning point and I heard Hank Marvin with Cliff and the Drifters as they were known back then. I always wondered about that, because when I started playing after hearing Bert, everyone called me Hank, apparently most Henry's are called Hank in the USA. I'm only 6 months older than Hank Marvin. He was born in October and me in April and there was only a single letter difference between my REAL name and his stage name.
I loved his sound (so did many other guitarists and they still do today) and I guess everything from then on revolved around the Shadows 'echo' and that now famous sound.
This was the '60's, those heady days when people liked MUSIC, not the noise they jokingly call music today. It was the days when there were live dances all over the UK every weekend. The days when Pubs and Working Men's Clubs had LIVE music and not flashing lights, frenetic beat and people twitching like spastics having epileptic fits and killing themselves with drugs. Work was plentiful, we never made the big time, I suppose we were too quiet and we didnt take drugs or import Indian 'Gurus' and smash up hotels and suchlike.
I'm a computer engineer, so I guess computers + guitars + music - a band = Backing Tracks and recording music on the computer. I'm now sort of retired (again, forcibly I might add), at least I have something to keep me occupied and my musical knowledge and my computer knowledge combine to keep me occupied doing both things I enjoy - music and computers.
On this site is some of my music. Many of the Backing Tracks have been bought and under Backings, you'll find links to the sites where the Backings were purchased, some were free. A lot of the songs I love didn't have Backings, so I made my own Backings from MIDI files I found on the web.
When we started the site, people could download any / all of the Tracks for free. Unfortunately, the idiot few spoil it for the rest. Some used the site as a sort of "Music While You Work" killing our bandwidth. Others downloaded the same few tracks 10, 20 or 30 times. I have NO idea why. Finally there are some who would register, login and then either try to deface the site or just sit there busily trying to hack their way in.
Thanks to all these people, there is now a very small fee to download the tracks or the CD. When I make my own Backing Tracks, you can find these along with the Guitar Pro TAB on http://www.trax-n-tabs.com
I'm adding new music all the time. Enjoy the music and if you don't enjoy it - well, no-one FORCES you to listen to it! I hope you like it enough to actually BUY A few tracks. As a pensioner, every little helps!