Drifter wrote: If you have problems with bending you can change the tuning of the instrument.
Yes, I see there are quite a few different ones out there now. Thanks!
Yes, but I mean you can change the tuning of the instruments you have at present.
If you have problems with bending you can change the tuning of the instrument.
Sarge, to open these files you need to download Easyabc which is free. If you then click on the abc link associated with the tune you want it will open the program showing you the notation for the tune and allowing you to play the tune.
Sarge wrote: I sure wish there was audio of all those. If there is I couldn't find it.
Download EasyABC here
I came across this site this morning. It is a list of Scottish tunes which have become known as Tom Buchanan's Scottish Tome. There are a lot of tunes in this collection and will take a while to work through them. They are in ABC notation and PDF. There is no tab.
Huff-N-Puff wrote: I was looking at this program and it seems pretty good. Thought it might be a good one to add to the software section. Worth a look.
i would give it 2 out of 10 and value for money 0 out of 10
Huff-N-Puff wrote: Thanks Drifter .. You have a nice setup. What confuses me isn't just playing along with a backing track, but how the mic audio is recorded along with the backing track. I'm thinking you might be playing the backing track in Reaper and playing along - while recording both as a second track?
Yes that is what I do. I put the backing track on one Reaper track and record on to a second track. If it is one of Lesley's tracks then there are usually three or even four repeats of the same tune so I will record all of the repeats and then select the best one. If the best one is not good enough I can record bits and insert them in until I get a good recording. With the set up I have I can use headphones to hear the backing track and myself playing without recording the backing track again or any other sounds (I might have a metronome going to keep time) When I have made a suitable recording I will "Render" all the tracks together to make the final MP3.
The main software I use to record is Reaper. It costs about $60 I think but you can get a 60 day free trial which I think is very generous. With Reaper you get a lot of effects like EQ and Reverb which I use to modify the sound.
i use 4k video downloader to download Lesley's youtube videos which are converted to mp3 and then loaded into reaper where I can record along with them.
I use a Behringer Uphoria interface with an old mic to record. I used to use an old broken cassette recorder which you can connect to your computer instead of using an interface.
I use a Fender Blues Delux harmonica (very inexpensive) which I have altered the tuning so that I don't have to do any bends. If the tune requires any sharps of flats I can change the pitch of individual notes in Reaper. I have a Swan 16 hole chromatic which I have used once to increase the range of the diatonic.(playing an octave lower)
I use the tree soundcloud site. I think i still have about 40 minutes left.
Huff-N-Puff wrote: Hey Drifter .. Was over on your soundcloud and you have some fine tunes over there. Very well played. I'm wondering if you can share how you do those recordings with those backing tracks?
I'm thinking about signing up for a soundcloud account. I've been looking at some computer (recording type) usb microphones on Amazon. I suppose I would need software to, but haven't looked into it to much. Would appreciate any pointers, ideas and/or guidance. Thanks!
Oh and do you / are you using a Chromatic on those tunes?
Hi Huff, You can usually find the key an BPM of songs at this site
You can usually tell what key the song is in as the last note is usually the key note.
The notation for Fear A Bhata is available here
Where it is in B minor. Nice easy slow waltz
I think it is a good idea to post songs that you like. I am always looking for new tunes and I don't think it takes up any space as it is only a link.