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Transcribing Software

23 March 2009 - 11:19 PM

Any suggestions? Is there a program that will recognize chords, or notes from audio files available (and transcribe)? Also with a player that will loop, slow down without pitch loss? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick

Numbed up and play longer

01 November 2008 - 12:30 AM

Well my fingers are numbing up good and I can strum for a couple of hours without the blisters showing. Still on lesson two with the first string lessons pretty much in the bag, but got side tracked when my pocket rocket kept turning off on me (need to have the volume all the way up on the guitar and adjust the volume on the pocket rocket). If you haven't looked into a pocket rocket it's a nice little inline amp for privacy through headphones that you can take with you without the hassle of totin your amp (has some nice reverb, delay effects in the II model, with a tuner, and a metronome). Since I'm not jamming yet it'll turn off thinking It's idle (which sucks, because I suck, but a strum or two while practicing the string excersises it will keep it going). So I decided I'd like a cheap ole acoustic as a beater while waiting around at work to play. This is just when I found out that everyone wants way to much for they're ole beaters!! So ended up sitting at The Guitar Center playing all the same priced beaters (playing meaning I still can strum and have some chords left in me from the day). Ended up getting a Yamaha FG730s. The $179 model was a laminate top, and the $199 model may have done the purpose, but the $299 one had a nice Sitka (solid top) and rose wood sides, back and bridge. I already had $230 and the salesman cut me a deal (yamaha 20 dollar rebate and picked up the taxes) so I was out another $40. So now I can play without interuption, and I'm on to the 2nd string lessons which brings me finally to a song (ode to joy), and with the bonus resources I downloaded, I've got two more songs to learn (London Bridge, and Skip to my Lou). I'm not rockin yet, but reading, and playing the notes is quite a bonus to me! Thanks to all that responded to my last post, and now I'm using a kitchen chair, and pushing the guitar away from my fat belly. :lol: :lol: :lol: Until next week, Rick

6 notes, and two chords, two weeks, where's this all end?

Roll Over Beethoven!!

26 October 2008 - 09:12 PM

Hi I just wanted to check in, I already introduced myself to the faq section (Lesson One, Sore fingers and all), and thought I'd say hi here also (I believe this is the proper location). One week in and I've got through Lesson One, and I've progressed to Lesson Two. I'm sure if Beethoven could hear my rendition of Ode to Joy, he'd be rolling in his grave :lol: . I have to admit that I didn't even know that Beethoven had written Ode to Joy (a lesson with in a lesson). I have to congratulate the program for it's ability to teach me to make music. Then read the music and make sense of it. Every day I look forward to see how much easier the finger excersizes get. I've been reverting back to a lazy style with my left hand and have to be conscious to place the tips down and not layed off. I get cramped up occasionally when playing the lower strings (5th,6th). I'm still trying to find a way to hold the guitar to get the tips down and the reach that I need at the same time (any suggestion would be great here). Other than that I can't wait to see what the next week brings. Good Luck Everyone, Rick

Lesson one, sore fingers and all

20 October 2008 - 11:57 PM

Jus passin thru and thought I'd say Hi! Been looking at all the information that is available and find it to be a great asset! I used to play with friends that would show me chords and I'd have to remember what it was they showed me (and I played the same thing over, n, over, n, over), and I can't remember yesterday. So I thought I'd take this up fresh and learn what is to really play. I still remember some of the chords, and I even grabbed up some books and began learning the written music (every, good, boy, does, fine - face, etc.) with only the ole chords showing up for my accomplishments. So here I am starting with the first lesson and found out that my fingers have a mind of they're own! What's up with that? :lol: Still haven't got up and down all the strings from side to side without messin up but I'm on my way (two days). Thanks to all that have put this together and all the people that participate. It's amazin what a simple answer can accomplish. As I sit typing and listen to Peter Frampton playing in the background, I can only wait to be able to express myself with a chord or two. Thanks Again, Rick