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Does anyone know where I can obtain a backing track for the Fantasia by Claude T. Smith.

I believe I saw someone in youtube who was playing the piece in his apartment with an orchestra or band backup. I am trying to track that youtube link but I don't seem to find it anymore.

At least a piano backing track will do also

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Peter
 

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what's a "backing" track?
 

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If you have notation software you could put the piano part in and play it back. I've performed the piece but wasn't aware of any backup track available. Sometimes, if someone has a performance with band planned for that kind of piece, the band will oblige to record the accompaniment for the soloist for practice purposes. Perhaps that's where the Youtube person obtained his copy.
 

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I've never heard of one either. You might have a pianist play it and record that to use as a backing track.
 

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Just play it along side with Dale Underwood or Otis Murphy or Kenneth Tse ;o
 

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My wife (a successful principal clarinetist in a full-time orchestra) finds it to be a great experience to practice her excerpts playing along with recordings of Szell conducting Cleveland Orchestra at full blast in our living room.

Find a recording you like and play along. Works for the jazzers, why not us?

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My son is entering a contest and wants that as a piece. Unfortunately I don't know of any good piano player close by.

But thanks for the advice and input. If you stumble on anything..PPPPLLLLLEEEEAAAAASSSSSEEEEEE PLEASE PLEASE let me know

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IF you have smart music and finale you can write the accompaniment in finale, save it as a smart music file and it will work the same as the files that they provide. I have done this for a few piano parts but not full scores but I think that would work as well.
 
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