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Thread #167047   Message #4024339
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
18-Dec-19 - 03:55 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Song decoding app - chords, tempo, etc..
Subject: RE: Tech: Song decoding app - chords, tempo, etc..
I would have dearly loved one of these apps when I was first starting out many years ago, when even digital tuners werenít available and you had to rely on pitch pipes or a trusty harmonica to tune to. Having waited all this time though, I find that after years of working it all out myself by trial and error, even having to decipher sheet music, I donít really need such help.
I know it sounds rather smug to say so, but Iím sure you become a much better musician as you develop a good ear for keys/pitch, tempo, chord progressions and a basic knowledge of music notation. If I can do it then Iím sure anyone can, if they just take the time and experiment, and the more you do it the easier it becomes.
However, thatís not as time consuming as it sounds, because the process of working out how a song is constructed is simultaneous with learning it, including the lyrics, for performing purposes. Itís also actually fun, but is that just me not getting out enough? But yes, some songs are just too complex to figure out, but then that probably means I shouldnít actually be attempting them just yet.