Re: Tempo-Slowing Software for Piano Music?
- From: IPGrunt <ipso.facto@yahoo>
- Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 17:10:55 GMT
On 02 Jul 2005, "Marc Sabatella" <marc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> postulated
>> There's a bunch of PC software out there that promises to slow
>> song's tempo without changing the pitch. I've seen brands like
>> Downer, Slowgold, Slowblast, etc.
>> My question is - do any of them work well with piano music?
> The technology does not know or care what instrument is producing
> sounds it is slowing down.
> You might be thinking about piuthc recognition software - programs
> attempt to "listen" to the music to identify the notes played.
> technology is much more in the infancy stage, and indeed, it's
> hard problem to solve if more than one note is being palyed at a
>> Can I tell from listening to the reduced-speed chord quality if
>> its major, minor, diminished, etc?
> Should be able to.
>> Is there a better way to learn to
>> play piano by ear without having to read leadsheets?
> Well, this isn't necessarily learning to play by ear, exactly - at
> not in the sense usually meant by the term. It sounds like you are
> describing learning to copy a performance note for note, which is
> basically the same thing one does when reading standard sheet
> except much much slower for most people without vision problems.
> does exist a Braille music notation, but I'm not sure it's really
> that effective for this purpose either. Anyhow, you can certainly
> to copy a performance that way, and indeed, it's probably about as
> good a way as there is *other* than reading the sheet music. But
> doesn't in itself teach you to "play by ear" in the usual sense any
> than reading sheet music does. Either can be a tool to help you
> understand how the performer put his arrangement together based on
> melody and chords, though, and it's gaining that understanding that
> what you need in order to "play by ear" in the usual sense.
>> there's no
>> point in me reading because I forget the chord sequences (but not
>> melody) anyway after I stow away the leadsheets
> That's a skill that can be improved, like any other.
> Marc Sabatella
> The Outside Shore
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