No matter what style of player you are, if you have a really good catchy ballad then it captures peoples imaginations, tugs on heart strings and leaves a lasting memory in peoples psyche’.
Look at all the greats, Vai, Satriani…they all have an incredible ballad (or two!) in their back catalogue.
‘Every Guitar Hero Needs A Ballad’ - Jan Cyrka, JamTrack Central Co-Founder
The Guitar Hero Ballads concept started in 2013 when Jan Cyrka and Jonny Carpenter were talking about the content that is released at JTC. JTC covers near enough every genre, style and concept throughout their mountain of inspirational content and yet whenever a really good ballad is released it always proves to be the most popular.
Need any more proof than Andy James ‘The Wind That Shakes The Heart’ which was to become the featured track from the first JTC Guitar Hero Ballads CD :
Move on 3 years later and with an even bigger roster of Artists at JTC we decided the time was right to do it all over again. 14 tracks from 14 incredibly talented artists and featuring new faces to the JTC Guitar Hero Ballads concept including our very own Jan Cyrka, Mateus Asato, Lari Basilio and Jake Willson.
The album is an eclectic mix of artistically approaches to the ultimate ballad and is a wonderful journey from start to finish. Huge orchestral climaxes to classic rock ballads and modern rhythmic ballads, it has it all.