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SO? What the heck is a DRONE?
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I often see on post> Ohhh >> I don't do metronome, > Don't do backtracks > I don't use tuning devices >> I do DRONE > What is > playing with a drone?? > Can someone post an example. > I'm ready for it > another way to learn > What the heck is playing with a drone?

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1.) They are in .MOV format.  That's a Quicktime/Apple format, so not all machines will run them without additional drivers/software.

 

2.) Are they standard A 440 or the "special Fiddlerman" A 443?

 

@StoneDog: If you have Audacity, you can generate tones at any pitch you want for drones.  There's different ways they can be used, I think FM did a tutorial on it somewhere here on the site.

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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There are good downloadable drones here : 

 

http://www.karnatik.com/shrutibox.shtml

 

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Interesting > Thank all for enlightening me on this > I will do more research > I will check out some Ytube gigs on DRONES

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Thanks for the link Mr Jim. I've been looking for some drones to download. I couldn't get the ones off this site unless I upgraded Quicktime.

Maybe now I can get in tune.laugh

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Can't you just right click on the files and save the file as...... ???

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but the one who needs the least."

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Whenever I right click, the option is there, but it's faded out and says that I need QuicktimePro to do that. I didn't know if there was a way around having to upgrade to get them or not.

Computers; they're never simple.tongue

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OHhhh! > now it is all clear. SWEET!!!!!!

 

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I don't normally cross-post, but 1 - I posted it in the wrong place the first time, and - 2 - it's simply to assist people, not an advert.

About drones and their use - here is an example of a D scale being played repeatedly, with some of the notes flat or sharp.

The first sample is just the scale, violin only.

The second sample is that same recording, but with a drone as a reference.

See if you think the out-of-tuneness is any more noticeable with the drone.

 

http://worldfiddlemusic.com/gu.....-drone.mp3

http://worldfiddlemusic.com/gu.....-drone.mp3

 

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Well, I have been playing scales, etc within a DRONE scenario > DRONEs ROCK!!!! > I had no idea how much it helps ya with the fingerboard and placement. I had not spent any time with such stuff on the guitar. > There are frets. This instrument is SOoo much different. > But > I am finding those finger placements much better with the DRONE~~~~~. and being able to interweave with my guitar >

DRONEs >>> ROCK~~!!!!!!!!!!

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Try playing melodies/songs against a drone of the root, StoneDog.  I've been finding that helpful and rather interesting.

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Yes DanielB I have been playing melodies, etc and you are correct > very interesting. > ROCKs!!!!

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