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Tech: Play along folk tune websites

Les in Chorlton 19 Oct 09 - 12:31 PM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 09 - 11:01 AM
Jos 20 Oct 09 - 11:20 AM
Bill D 20 Oct 09 - 11:45 AM
GUEST 20 Oct 09 - 11:52 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 09 - 12:19 PM
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Les in Chorlton 22 Oct 09 - 11:53 AM
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Subject: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 12:31 PM

I know I should get out more and play with real people but I understand that some websites offer tunes at variable tempos with which one can join in and get a bit of practice.

Anybody recommend one or two?

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 11:01 AM

Hello, anybody there?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Jos
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 11:20 AM

Why not just play along with your favourite CDs?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 11:45 AM

Look at the thread called useful program for ABC format. Sites listed with many tunes. Get the program and YOU choose the tempo.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 11:52 AM

try this Les

go to    bbc-radio2-folk&acoustic

click on the same heading (should be the third one down)

you should then enter the virtual session site which is fairly easy to follow


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Ms / Mr Guest, that's just what I was looking for. I found it some time ago and lost it, so to speak.

Its good music to play along to. I have tried playing along to CDs but they play too quick.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 12:21 PM

And for anybody else:


BBC Virtual Session

Any more like this?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 12:32 PM

download abcnavigator 2(its free) copy & paste any abc tune then you can alter the tempo to suit & set it to loop and it will play at your speed as many times as you like

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Brian Swinton
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 12:47 PM

Try http://www.thesession.org/ If you join up you can download tunes as midi files. Lots of free midi players have the facility to slow tunes down (or speed them up).


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 11:53 AM

Thanks Brian,

It's an excellent site for tunes and I have used it from time to time. The BBC website has a band with John McCusker & Michael McGoldrick etc. so it's great fun to play with. That is the kind of thing I am after.

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Maryrrf
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 11:56 AM

I've been trying to learn to play along with the guitar to fiddle tunes. You Tube is great for this. You can find all kinds of stuff and it helps me get used to playing with different fiddlers.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 07:59 AM

An exlnt point Maryrrf, I'd not thought of that. Perhaps those of us who are looking tunes to play along with could let each other know where they are on U Tube?

I would stress that I was looking for well known tunes not played too quick.

Cheers
L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Tootler
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 02:38 PM

There is software that will allow you to slow tunes down.

Windows media player has this facility as does audacity. There is also the amazing slowdowner though I have never tried it myself.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 04:38 AM

We use Noteworthy Composer 2 to share tunes via our tune session and it works well once people ahve discovered how to use it. But playing with John McCusker & Michael McGoldrick etc. is much moer fun

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: IvanB
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 04:40 PM

Les, I'd suggest you record the tunes at BBC to mp3, then play them through one of the players that has slowdown capabilities. I use Winamp 2.80 with a plugin called Pacemaker and another called Loopmaster. Pacemaker allows tempo adjustments to playback of sound files and Loopmaster allows selection of a section of music to be played over and over, great for practicing those tricky parts.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: bazza
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 04:26 PM

The Amazing Slow Downer is great and easy to operate its fairley cheap


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:29 AM

Thanks I will give that a go

L in C
Still searching for similar sites


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Subject: RE: Tech: Play along folk tune websites
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 02:10 PM

Still am

L in C


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