Help me play difficult music by ear
February 14, 2010 7:47 PM Subscribe
I'm a musician looking for basic software to slow down a song so I can figure out how to play difficult sections by ear. Difficulty: free and small preferred.
posted by Khalad to media & arts (18 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I don't need anything beyond that such as for writing sheet music or recording or anything. I just want to slow down MP3s I have so I can figure out the tough parts. I don't know if it's possible but preferably I'd be able to even "pause" on single notes and go note by note. If it could even tell me the notes (440 Hz, that's an A!) I'd be in heaven.
When I look at what's out there there are lots of very powerful and very expensive music packages out there like Finale and Sibelius and Soundforge and whatnot. I'm not in the market for a full blown scoring or recording package so I'd rather not shell out big $$$ just for this one feature.
Oh and also my main system is a Mac so OS X software is ideal! (Though if there's something really fantastic for Windows I'd love to hear about it.)