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Software for slowing a recording to practice tempo
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bocaholly
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Anytune is definitely not music editing software and couldn't begin to do most of the stuff you describe, above, @Demoiselle. It really only wants to be a practice tool for musicians.

Necessity did nudge me to figure out one additional nifty feature though. My community orchestra seems to use scores adapted by Richard Meyer which eliminate some repeats. I've found a couple of iTune or Amazon Music versions with those exact adaptations. But for the Capriccio Espagnol I used as a screenshot example above, I could only find the longer, full rendition.

Turns out that there's a menu option in Anytune to turn the otherwise useful bookmarks into "skip marks." Once set, I was able to get the piece to play through from start to finish synched up with the sheet music I have.

The skip feature is easy to manipulate but the challenge for me, as a music novice, was to locate which repeats in the recording need skipping. Suffice it to say, it took me way too long this first time. Practice, practice, practice.

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bocaholly said
Anytune is definitely not music editing software and couldn't begin to do most of the stuff you describe, above, @Demoiselle. It really only wants to be a practice tool for musicians.

Necessity did nudge me to figure out one additional nifty feature though. My community orchestra seems to use scores adapted by Richard Meyer which eliminate some repeats. I've found a couple of iTune or Amazon Music versions with those exact adaptations. But for the Capriccio Espagnol I used as a screenshot example above, I could only find the longer, full rendition.

Turns out that there's a menu option in Anytune to turn the otherwise useful bookmarks into "skip marks." Once set, I was able to get the piece to play through from start to finish synched up with the sheet music I have.

The skip feature is easy to manipulate but the challenge for me, as a music novice, was to locate which repeats in the recording need skipping. Suffice it to say, it took me way too long this first time. Practice, practice, practice.  

How about if you try to play the lead voice, make a recording of it and practice with that? If the lead voice, I mean the notes of the musical subject, is not to tricky.

To locate certain parts inside a sound recording is always a headache. I'm kinda scared in the first place, but I have developed strategies and then it works. I listen in locate the a greater area roughly, enlarge that, play that and then enlarge more and more. Sometimes I then hit a wrong button and end up somewhere totally lost. Then I have to start from scratch.

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My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string.

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Demoiselle said

How about if you try to play the lead voice, make a recording of it and practice with that? ...

I'll take that as a left handed compliment but you are definitely overestimating my ability roflol

To locate certain parts inside a sound recording is always a headache. ...
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I don't know if I should feel relieved that a musical semi-pro like you also struggles sometimes or if I should be worried because, like a golf swing, one never "owns" their ability to navigate around music software amuse

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How many notes are in 3 minutes music? An awful lot. If I see a 30 cm long wave form on the screen, each note must be far under a millimeter. It's like jumping into an ocean and hitting Long Island instead of Florida.

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Naw, Anytune has two wave forms: One shows the whole song and one is zoomed in on the cued up segment. It's pretty acceptable for bookmarking specific measures... but obviously not exact enough for any serious editing.

"How many notes are in 3 minutes?"
Ugh, practicing my first piece with 16th notes (fortunately mostly the same note 🙂

I'm discovering that there's a trap to being able to practice in slow motion:
Gotta remember to keep the bow strokes small enough so they're doable at normal speed too.  

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Demoiselle said
See, now it's me who is confused and it seems like rocket science.dunno  

That is funny. It's definitely not as confusing as it looks. 🙂

Holly, glad that you like Anytune. I've never looked at it.

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I know I am late to this party...sleep...but, I am looking for a slow downer for windows.

I downloaded Amazing Slow Downer, but the lite version is limited, and I don't want to drop $50 for the full version, although it looks very good...slow downing without pitch change...and looping.

Anytune is not available for Windows.

Audacity, while I use it to edit mp3's, I can't figure out how to slow down a tune without changing the pitch, and I don't know if I can loop with it. I know Audacity is powerful, but it is not intuitive at all while Amazing Slower Downer is powerful and simple and does exactly what I want.

Does anyone know of anything else for Windows that doesn't cost as much as Amazing Slow Downer? 

I can't seem to use apps for music on my iPhone. The volume is never loud enough. I drown the volume of the app out when I try to play along.

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Figured out how to do it with Audacity. I was changing the SPEED, not the TEMPO. If I change the tempo, the pitch stays the same. I also figured out how to loop the piece(s) I want and save them to my computer. So, I'll use Audacity and save $50 since Audacity is free and full version.

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  • Moon, check out mTrax. It gives you a full version for 30 days, unlike Amazing Slowdowner that only let you 'play' with portions of tunes. And I think it's cheaper than AS. $35?

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Thanks @Pat I will.

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