Why backing tracks?
When guitarist and composer Brynjar Bøe was searching YouTube for backing tracks in 2014, he found that there was a shortage of high-quality tracks in many genres.That is how the idea of starting a YouTube channel with backing tracks in lots of different styles and genres came to life. After the launch in december 2014, the channel quickly grew and got attention from musicians all around the world who often gave great feedback after jamming to some of our tracks. A common theme in their feedback has been that they are impressed with the quality of the production and how well our tracks are suited for practicing on their instrument. Being able to view the chords in real-time while jamming along to a backing track proved to be of great value, and this has provided musicians and people all over the world to get better at their instrument.
Since then, the Elite Backing Tracks YouTube channel has grown to over 80k subscribers in 2021, and the backing tracks has received over 20 millions streams all in all. In addition to the free YouTube videos, customers are provided with the option of buying audio & chord sheet bundles from our website. This may be useful for anyone who needs to make notes on the chord sheet regarding scale choice, chord structures, and so forth. It can also be useful in a teacher-student setting, and we have received lots of positive feedback from music teachers who are using our backing tracks in those settings. Also, having the backing tracks available in situations where there is shortage of internet signal, can be of great value.
Education & Experience
Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA.
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Studied composition, orchestration, jazz-composition, and guitar performance. Was the winner of the Millican Award for composition, and had many of my pieces performed by orchestras at Berklee Performance Center, and at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles.
UCLA Extension - Los Angeles, CA.
Sep 20125 - May 2013
Film Scoring Certificate.
Studied scoring to picture with some of the top people in the field, and was trained in conducting to picture, scoring for commercials, writing for animation, among other subjects. Live recording sessions in professional studios with top studio musicians from L.A. was part of the curriculum.
University of Oslo - Oslo, Norway.
Aug 2010 - June 2012
M.A. degree in musicology.
Studied the music of Bernard Herrmann and specifically how the harmonic structures corresponds to the picture in the movie "Vertigo" by Alfred Hitchcock.