Taropatch.net
Taropatch.net
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Search | FAQ | $upport
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

HomeWhat is slack key?Hawai`i News HeadlinesTalk story at our message boardArtists, Clubs and more...
spacer.gif (45 bytes)

 All Forums
 Slack Key Instruction
 Books
 Mark Hanson: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Previous Page
Author  Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

DennisC
Aloha

27 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  07:29:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A brief review from a slack key novice: An excellent book as collection of nicely transcribed slack key songs but not necessarily instructional for slack key technique. I liked the inclusion of notation and tabs for players who read music; its like having a compass. The CD includes the exercises and each tune; once played through slowly and a portion at performance tempo. My minor peeve is that the exercises on the CD are very short in real time and grouped several to a track. They'd be more convenient for practice if they were looped once or twice so they'd play longer, and each given a separate track, so a user could replay each easily with the "<<" button instead of scrolling through the the track and trying to find the beginning point.

I shoulda done this 40 years ago!

Edited by - DennisC on 06/30/2012 09:35:43 AM
Go to Top of Page

Fran Guidry
Ha`aha`a

USA
1487 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2012 :  06:28:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fran Guidry's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dennis, with a tool like Audacity you could extract the exercises and create your own loops or burn a CD with individual tracks per exercise.

Fran

E ho`okani pila kakou ma Kaleponi
Slack Key Guitar in California - www.kaleponi.com
"Kaleponi" at CD Baby
Slack Key on YouTube
Homebrewed Music Blog
Go to Top of Page

DennisC
Aloha

27 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2012 :  11:12:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fran Guidry

Dennis, with a tool like Audacity you could extract the exercises and create your own loops or burn a CD with individual tracks per exercise.

Fran


Thanks for the tip, Fran. I forgot about Audacity; I used it years ago to record webcast radio and never thought of it for CDs or mp3.

I shoulda done this 40 years ago!
Go to Top of Page

TerryLiberty
Lokahi

USA
207 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2012 :  3:20:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit TerryLiberty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fran's right. Audacity is an excellent tool and the price is right! So is Sony's Sound Forge audio studio (not free but not expensive). I use it to set markers at every bar line and then I can find a given passage and loop it.

Terry

Olympia, WA
Forever a haumana
Go to Top of Page

Kapila Kane
Ha`aha`a

USA
1028 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  05:51:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just browsing some old posts and categories.
And will probably check on whether Audacity, and/or Sound Forge are still an option. Or perhaps updated or obsolete...This is a 7 year-old post!
Like being on Mars! Go ahead Taropatch, I'm listening! Warning, because of time delay, answers may take 7 years.
Go to Top of Page

Fran Guidry
Ha`aha`a

USA
1487 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  07:52:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fran Guidry's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Audacity is still available, still free, still getting improvements and support: https://forum.audacityteam.org/

I use REAPER https://www.reaper.fm/ for my practice tool. It's very reasonably priced ($60), comes in a demo form that is fully functional, and supports video. A bit more complicated than Audacity but vastly more powerful.

Fran

E ho`okani pila kakou ma Kaleponi
Slack Key Guitar in California - www.kaleponi.com
"Kaleponi" at CD Baby
Slack Key on YouTube
Homebrewed Music Blog
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2  Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Taropatch.net © 2002 - 2014 Taropatch.net Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.06 seconds. Snitz Forums 2000