[Harp-L] Jessica

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Sat Jan 27 05:28:25 EST 2018

Since Aebersold recordings first came, several slow-down/change key download programs have entered the market. Amazing Slow downer; Transcribe, Adacity to name a few. 

I think Adacity is free; the others cost about $50 (about the price of a good harmonica).

Transcribe I use several times a week and Amazing Slow Downer before that. All you have to do is load the CD/mp3 into your computer.  

Don't like the tempo-- slow it down or speed it up with Transcribe and if you really like it, save the file and burn a disk or on thumb drive.

Need a special key? Change it! 

Too much drums--you can adjust that too. just as you can lower the vocals.

Is the original slightly off-key-- adjust to put the recording in tune. I've noticed this to be the case with several teaching DVDs I have -- the teacher's guitar is slightly flat. When you try to play along with the recording in standard pitch, the sound does not match. So you detune the recording to match standard pitch.

Also, note that the youtube videos can be slowed down. The controls are on the right side below the picture.

Like all things, this stuff takes some trial and error -- because you can't explain it all in an email.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Leone <3N037 at xxxxx>
To: philharpn <philharpn at xxxxx>
Cc: slim <slim at xxxxx>; dfwhoot <dfwhoot at xxxxx>; harp-l <harp-l at xxxxx>
Sent: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Jazz Imnprovisising on the chromatic

Here?s why I neglected to mention the various backing provided by others Phil
 Most of them are ok, but to me, at least, they are limiting. 
Most don?t exACTLY give you the tempo you want. Some have too much drums. Some have instruments that you may not want. Of
course I?m coming from a background where I have always played with other musicians, have gotten to know them, and they tend to
try an acquiesce to the background that I would like.
 I mostly played supper clubs. Usually we were subdued on the first set while
people were eating and conversing. Then we would open up a bit. Then open up a bit more. So I am used to adjusting. This may not
be what we?re talking about here. But I wouldn?t get too bogged down in theory, arpeggios, scales. Just play what?s inside you. Other 
people?s stuff is just that. It?s other people. 


> On Jan 22, 2018, at 2:58 PM, philharpn--- via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx> wrote:
> I'm shocked that no one has mentioned Jamey Aebersold books/CD/DVDs.
> His books and videos are available everywhere but also at his own web site.
> For openers, there is his DVD "Jazz: Anyone Can Improvise! - DVD" . at $19.95. <jazzbooks.com>
> Check out: 
> VOLUME 1 - HOW TO PLAY JAZZ & IMPROVISE now with 2 CDs! ($19.95)
> but you can get your own copy at jazzbook dot com.
> ALSO NOTE: Free  downloads are listed at the bottom of the page: 
> jazz handbook
> scale and chord reference
> nomenclature
> scale syllabus
> dominant 7th tree of scale choices

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