#1
Hey dudes, I'm in the process of building an online system that can

1. Create loops of sections of songs
2. Display the tabs for those sections
3. And coolest, slow down the song without changing the pitch

Part 3, slowing down the song is a BITCH to figure out how to code. So I'm wondering... does anyone here see the value in slowing down a song to learn it? I know it works super well for me, but curious what ya'll think....
#3
Try Guitar Pro, or a free, less advanced Power Tab.
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#6
I just play the song slower till I can get it up to speed. Why do you need to play along with the track?
#8
garage band for does it. and some other program (that I spent forever looking for a year or two ago when I didn't have mac)

but I love doing that. it helps so much. especially with solos and trying to figure out chords. especially when playing piano.
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3. And coolest, slow down the song without changing the pitch

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#12
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I just play the song slower till I can get it up to speed. Why do you need to play along with the track?


Timing and whatnot. I'd rather play to a track of the song I'm learning than to a metronome.
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#13
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I just play the song slower till I can get it up to speed. Why do you need to play along with the track?


This is what I do, it's better technique and you can stop and start again any time.

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#14
i do it using quicktime. well, the old quicktime. for some reason, quicktime 10 doesn't seem to have the eq inside it where you can slow it down without modifying pitch.

i did it once to learn holy mountains by system of a down, it helps a lot, and i found myself hearing really obscure ghost notes that nobody plays on the covers, and you can tell what string is being plucked better etc.
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#15
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This is what I do, it's better technique and you can stop and start again any time.


How is playing slower with the slower track worse technique than playing the same thing slower without the track?

It sounds like the same thing as far as playing goes. You're just playing along with the track in one, and not the other. Unless I'm missing something entirely, technique shouldn't be better or worse in either scenario assuming you're using a metronome when not playing along with the track.

EDIT: Nevermind, I guess playing along with the track could lead to sloppiness. Just ignore this. Didn't put much thought into it when I posted it.
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#16
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EDIT: Nevermind, I guess playing along with the track could lead to sloppiness. Just ignore this. Didn't put much thought into it when I posted it.


If you're playing by yourself, you can focus 100% on the guitar part and not try and hide mistakes with the track. People can do what they feel is best, but that's just my opinion.
#17
Usually when theres a decent guitar pro 5 tab I use that. Other times I just drag the track in VLC media player and slow the song down there. Works for me.
#19
I, like, use the metronome, yo. Before, I would record myself (this is great, seriously), but I don't have the tools any more.
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#20
slowing it down doesn't
work for me, because its not
going fast enough
what really work is speed songs up
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#22
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slowing it down doesn't
work for me, because its not
going fast enough
what really work is speed songs up


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#23
I used the guitar trainer from tascam. Just pop the cd in and slow it down. Recently I've been doing it along with the song at the regular speed just repeating that part till I get it somewhere decent. Then I fix my errors over time.
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#24
I do that with TuxGuitar a lot. It usually helps.
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#25
ctrl + shift + s in Windows Media Player slows a track down without changing pitch. ctrl + shift + n reverts it back to regular speed. I pretty much never use the feature though.