Tascam guitar trainers?

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Tascam guitar trainers?

Post by deckard » June 10th, 2012, 8:47 pm

Has anyone here heard of or used one a guitar trainer before? It slows down a guitar part without changing the pitch.

http://tascam.com/product/cd-gt2/

I understand how it works if you are listening to an isolated guitar part. . .but what if you are listening to an entire song with drums, vocals, bass, etc.. . .can you isolate the guitar part???

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Re: Tascam guitar trainers?

Post by Alan Green » June 10th, 2012, 10:32 pm

No. The CD does not contain individual tracks for each instrument, so you get to slow down the whole thing.

The "Amazing Slow-Downer", or whatever it was called, has been around for some time. A number of our members have used them.
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Re: Tascam guitar trainers?

Post by deckard » June 11th, 2012, 2:06 am

Thanks. I was thinking of purchasing one, but, didn't know if it was a just a gimmick or something like that. If a couple of members have owned and used one then I assume it is very useful.

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Post by greybeard » June 11th, 2012, 9:07 am

I have one. I use it for backing tracks that I can solo over.

You can save a small section from the music (8 seconds at decent quality), loop it slow and learn that section.

It has a few simple effects.

You can make a reasonable attempt at removing part of the song (e.g. voice) and add your own. It isn't by any means a studio quality removal, but to learn a piece, it is adequate.
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