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    • #41497
      [email protected]
      Participant

      Has anyone used the free app Garage Band or Pro Tools First to slow down and or loop the practice tracks. When first learning a track that slowly speeds up it drives me nuts. Being able to loop just one BPM section would help a lot, and maybe even slow it down a bit more.

    • #41502
      jasonkleinberg
      Keymaster

      Hi @rdheiligermsn-com, you can use GB or PT to slow down audio. It might be easier to use the Amazing Slowdowner or the like.

      Thanks for asking this. I often wonder how much students benefit from the tracks that slowly speed up. Would you like to have full versions of a tune at a slow tempo? This might be doable. Re-making all the short loops would take awhile…

    • #41503
      [email protected]
      Participant

      I downloaded and played with the Amazing Slowdowner, that is going to help a lot. Also wondering if it is possible to add another button to play the track at one of three or four BMP or even a way of entering the BPM you desire?

    • #41516
      MoonShadows
      Moderator

      Audacity (free) is another program you can use for changing the tempo without altering the pitch.

    • #41589
      cbFidHed2020
      Participant

      Jason said: “I often wonder how much students benefit from the tracks that slowly speed up. Would you like to have full versions of a tune at a slow tempo? This might be doable. Re-making all the short loops would take awhile…”

      I’m new here. LOVE everything about your site and your skills as a teacher.

      I’ve been working on “Wagon Wheel” Break 1. I love the short loops of the phrases that slowly speed up! Very enjoyable to play, and very effective. On one phrase where I couldn’t keep pace with the track while playing cleanly, I stopped playing the track. Instead, I slowly worked on the interval that needed more practice. Tomorrow I’ll see if I can keep up with the track. These tracks are the best of both worlds: slow, steady practice with an impetus to subtly pick up the pace. If the pace is running away, just hit the back arrow until your skills develop enough to see it through.

      The “Wagon Wheel” lesson does have tracks of the full break at several steady tempos. I haven’t used them yet, but surely will when I put all the pieces together.

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