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March 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Cats

3/31/11

Cats



Cats

Slinky, furry, bundles of curiosity

Cat’s

Counter jumping, face licking, purring, fur factories.

Cat’s

Funny eye’s, elegant, quietly independent

Cats

Sun Sitting, “I choose to be here and don’t need to be here”



Cat’s.



What would I do without my cat?

I’d go on.

Moving in a generally good direction the whole time, and the color’s of live would be vibrant again someday. I have to admit to you though my cat is my… Continue

Added by Trevor on March 31, 2011 at 3:57am — No Comments

Comparison between Amazing Slow Downer and Song Surgeon

Amazing Slow Downer by Roni Music was one of the first software programs available to slow down music. Like most programs available, Amazing Slow Downer (ASD) can speed up or slow down the tempo, without changing the pitch.

Tempo or speed change settings range from 20% to 150%. Pitch change settings are done in increments of a semitone and range 12 semitones or one octave in each direction. ASD also has a built in equalizer and a loop editor.

Amazing Slow Downer (ASD) has…

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Added by musiclover22 on March 24, 2011 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

All In One Audio Tool: Slow down music, mp3 slow down, tempo change and pitch change

After performing a Google search on the words “slow down music,” over 4 million pages of results pop up.  The first three pages are packed with different company’s products that have the ability to slow down music and have it remain in correct pitch.  As I stated earlier, being able to slow the tempo of a song can be extremely valuable at times.  Why?  Because, when I am sitting down at my stereo and attempting to decipher what the exact notes are that Eddie Van Halen is playing in…

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Added by musiclover22 on March 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Free Download - Fiddle Tunes - Basic Chords & Melodies TAB and Standard Notation, New Class Available

I've recently made available all of the lead sheets we used in the Flatpicking class that met at my home in Silver Spring. It's a free download and you can find the link to it on my web site. There are definitely some mistakes to be found, but overall I think you might find these helpful in learning some tunes. there are a few that I haven't found anywhere else that I transcribed so it's worth a look. PDF files, total download is 2MB. There are approximately 70 tunes. Link here: …

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Added by Franklin Taggart on March 17, 2011 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

New FGM Fiddle Tune Issue

The March/April 2011 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available! In this issue we present our second special fiddle tune issue (featuring all guest columnists). We presented the first special fiddle tune issue back a couple of years ago in Volume 13, Number 4 and it was so well received by our readers, we decided to do it again. In this issue our guest columnists present 2 arrangements each of twenty fiddle tune standards. So grab your guitar! It is time to expand your fiddle tune…

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Added by Dan Miller on March 5, 2011 at 4:20am — 1 Comment

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