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    dilawless54
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    About ten years ago, I had one year of Fiddle lessons from a GREAT teacher but put the fiddle down when my Fiddle teacher died. I have since picked it back up at age 62 and have been playing for about two years using online sources, Youtube and Amazing Slow Downer. How about you?

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    Fran
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    Played in the late 60’s in school then stopped. Just started this June and love it! Never heard of Amazing Slow Downer. What is it? I’m currently practicing on my own using beginner books & videos

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    dilawless54
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    Amazing Slow Downer is an application for the computer that will slow down music without distorting it. Will also change the pitch if needed. For example if I have a CD (or other music source, iTunes etc) that I want to learn the song but all of the fiddling parts are always at lightning speed I can play it from Amazing Slow Downer and slow the music down so that I can actually HEAR what is happening or I can Loop a particular part of the song so I can play it over and over until I get it. Also if the music on the source file (CD or whatever) is in the Key of A but all of my music jam partners are playing it in the Key of G then I can change it so I can learn it in the correct Key. Very useful program. I can’t remember what I paid for it but it wasn’t much and WELL WORTH IT. That is essentially what my fiddle teacher did for me, slow everything way way down so that I could learn it. Google it and check into it. I have a Mac but I think it is also available for PC or there is something similar I am sure. Good luck and happy fiddling!

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    Musicloverk
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    Played 7-8 years in the 1960’s then restarted almost 3 months ago.

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    Key88
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    About 5 years, but that last 2 1/2 have been real slow because I have cancer and chemo makes we very tired

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