Jamming to music - a tip.
This is something I thought of tonight - doubtless it's been done before, but sometimes the obvious ones just slip through the net.
I was recording a backing track last night to jam along to - thought I'd do piano and a guide vocal. So I dug a CD out and played along with it to make sure my timing was right. Then it came to me....why not copy the CD track as an MP3, and import it into Audacity to play along with it? That way, I could play along with the track AND record my playing - play them back together, I can tell where my timing's out etc.
Like I said, simple tip - but I haven't seen it posted before. Perhaps some of you are doing it already and thought it was too obvious to mention?
:D :D :D
"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)
That sounds like something I should do ..
Have been getting told to do it from others but I can never keep up or slow down ....
Practice practice I know
Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am
Also handy for when you are trying to figure a song out (figuring out the chords/rhythm etc) because you can play what you think it is, and see how it compares.
Sometimes I do it. I import the MP3 as a track of GarageBand and play over it. Usually I do it with back tracks but sometimes I import a song, as Maliciant said, to get the rhythm, tempo, etc.
hey Vic. good tip.
I have always used CDs to play along with for fun and to learn new songs.
now tat I am set fro recording and have learned how to import/insert
the jam along/record idea would be cool.
I have done that with my own recordings that I posted.
Vic , I found this clip.
you may like it.
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Heyyyyy that's a nifty :)
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)
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dang. I hate when that happens.
it is gone.
There are also plug ins you can get for Audacity that will stip out the vocals so you can have karioke tracks if you want to practice your singing
Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.
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I just realized that garageband is the best program on my computer, it was sitting idly on my computer for about half a year until i picked up the guitar
It is such a good tool to practice
Another thing Audacity can do is to slow down the backing track, without changinh it's pitch.
Then you can play with it (and record yourself) at a speed you are comfortable with.
Then, re-jig the speed of the whole thing back to normal, and listen yto yourself playing at full speed with the original...
Yeah, it's kinda cheating. But until you get yourself up to speed the hard way, it sounds cool. :wink:
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