Tascam, Supersonic, move over. Ipod has you beat hands down. What an invaluable practice tool, listening tool, teaching tool.
Ipod/phone has over 25,000 applications. So many are music related. I have a few. Most are fun, some are silly, some are helpful, and some are amazing. There are multiple metronomes, theory exercises/games, virtual instruments, sound meters, tuners... the list goes on.
But last night I stumbled upon a most helpful one.
Music Trainer! It slows down music without changing the pitch. Music is very clear, slows way down. MP3's can be be uploaded and synched into your ipod/phone. For 9 bucks you can put an unlimited number of Mp3's, wav files and m4a files on your pod. Wow.
You can tap or slide to slow down or speed up music, whether it's slowing down Michael Rabin or Heifetz or a piano accompaniment, perhaps an mp3 from http://www.piano-accompaniments.com ....
I'm excited about this, can you tell?
And for those of you (like me) who may want to occasionally listen to a 'period' performance that is not a 1/2 step flat, you can move it up with or without changing speed. LOL
Many thanks to the creator of this great application, Andrew Davidson. I'm going to try to persuade him to become a member here so he can answer questions and perhaps take suggestions on how to improve this amazing music tool.
Best to all... :)
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