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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: How about identifying MP3's for learning


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volare71 - Posted - 05/24/2019:  17:33:40


It would be nice to identify the MP3's that are played slower with simple melodies as learning tools. I have a whole folder full of tunes that I use for this. What are your thoughts?

AZJohnB - Posted - 05/25/2019:  06:56:57


I greay prefer to use normal speed rcordings and Trnscrive o slow them.

Dick Hauser - Posted - 05/26/2019:  11:52:52


I use "The Amazing Slow Downer" software. It changes tempo, loops all or parts of tunes, and a lot more. I especially like the fact the is supports playlists. It can access tunes in different directories a single playlist.

Always playing with recorded material can serve as a "crutch which prevents someone from concentrating and using their memory. Note that I am not saying NEVER play with recorded music. But playing along with rhythm tracks makes the player think and realize when they have encountered a problem. I have "Band in a Box" which allows the user to create customized rhythm tracks. If you are curious about what they sound like, go to the "fbbts.com" and try playing along with recorded rhythm tracks.

groundhogpeggy - Posted - 05/26/2019:  13:34:03


I don't understand the original post...what do you mean by identify the mp3s? Do you have a folder full that you can't identify? Sorry...I'm confused. I don't know exactly what you are saying, but I personally like to learn things very slowly, just to get inside the tune enough to figure out how I feel like doing things. Of course, I also just like playing things slow too, slower than normal...but I was like that before I ever took up fiddling. I used to play a few small gigs here, just my guitar and singing, and there in rural places and small towns nearby, and people always noticed how much slower I took everything than most others do it. Some liked it, some didn't...but that's neither here nor there...just saying...I do like learning and practicing slow, but I also play slow, but I don't think the learning slow has anything to do with my playing the finished tune slow, because I've always done it that way, like,since I was ten years old...lol.  But I might be missing the whole point.


Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 05/26/2019 13:35:25

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