As most of you know I have been using Luke Abbots Strum Machine app for several years. Until now use of SM has been with my desktop computer/speaker set up in the computer room. Luke has configured SM to allow for off line use, in other words no need for an ethernet/ wireless connection. I recently upgraded my cell phone and also purchased an inexpensive ($29.95), compact blue tooth speaker. After getting this techy stuff operational I have been experiencing some interesting changes in playing. The speaker is about half the size of a beer can so it easily fits in a front pocket and I can hear it quite well. The phone goes into another pocket.
So now I can walk around the back yard or just about anywhere else with a guitar accompanist obediently following.
I did not know about the offline use. I'l definitely check this out!
Well that sounds like a fun thing! Welcome to the high tech age for old time fiddlers, hey?
That's cool Rich!
Rather than a BT speaker, I pipe it into the aux. Input on my amp.
Then a buddy expanded my mind, when he said, "why can't you run a video or karaoke video up in there?" Boom! I'm playing along with the original mix less the vocal. On those type of tunes. I still make a chord progression for old fiddle tunes. In fact ima gonna do it right now.
I have a Bose Soundlink Micro that was given to me as a gift years ago that I use for doing the same thing. The best feature besides its sound quality is that it has a stretchy silicone strap built into it. I used to strap it to my Indian's handlebar while riding, but now it gets strapped to my case handle when I go hiking.
Edited by - rosinhead on 10/30/2022 03:19:49
FWIW - I was in Ollie's (our new favorite theme park) yesterday and noticed a Bluetooth speaker that's a replica of a Corona beer bottle! Don't know what it sounded like.
But it tasted pretty good, hey? Lol...sorry...my poor attempts at amusement there.
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