When learning new music quite often the tempo is simply too fast to easily listen to the notes or chords being played. By slowing down the music to a more modest tempo, it's easier to listen and ultimately, this makes musical instrument practice time much more productive.
When first learning to play an instrument and new music, there are 2 common problems for the beginning learner:
- Musical ear is "slow"
- Physical dexterity and knowledge of instrument is low
When your "ear is slow," it's simply difficult to completely understand everything in the music at full speed. By slowing down the music, it's easier to listen and comprehend the notes, chords and musicality that's going on inside of the music. Slowing down the music to a more reasonable pace gives beginners and music students a distinct advantage that would take years of experience otherwise. But that's not the only obstacle for music students.
Beginning a new instrument requires knowledge of the instrument itself, and the physical dexterity to play the instrument. Slowing down the music tempo can give the music student the advantage of conforming the music more to the student's current level, and boost confidence when the music student finds that YES! They CAN do it!
Advanced music students can also benefit when progressing on to more and more difficult pieces. While there are prodigies than can play Paganinni's 24 Caprices with virtually no practice, the rest of us need to work hard. But working hard doesn't need to be difficult. With more difficult pieces, slowing down the music can increase the productivity of practice time for more advanced musicians.
For professional musicians, GDT is a PRODUCTIVITY TOOL. Do more in less time!
Slowing down music isn't just for music students though; slowing down music is perfect for busy professional musicians who need to learn new or original music before an audition or when they are pressed for time.
If you're a studio musician, you've probably been in the situation where someone handed you a CD of original material and told you to be at the studio in a couple days. Of course you said, "No problem," then went home and thought, "What was I thinking? 10 new songs by Friday?"
This is where Guitar & Drum Trainer can help professional musicians. You can slow down the music so that you get those phrasings just right, and help gain that competitive advantage that makes you the one to call.
It's got nothing to do with whether or not you can do it. It's only got to do with helping you do it faster & easier.
"I want to learn how to play <insert obscure song here that you've never heard of before>!"
As a guitar teacher, how many times have you heard that? Once? Twice? Five times? Per day!
As a guitar or music teacher, your time is valuable, and figuring out songs and licks for student can be demanding. With Guitar & Drum Trainer, your problems are half-solved for you. Now you've got a real productivity tool to help you with your students and guitar lessons.
But there are more ways Guitar & Drum Trainer can help you with your guitar lessons. With *.gdt song configuration files, you and your students can share song configurations when you both have the same music files. You can set up the correct loops, filter instruments, set EQ presets, and have all of that ready for students. Likewise, they can send you *.gdt files with the exact parts that they are having trouble with labeled as loops.
How you use Guitar & Drum Trainer with your students is entirely up to you; it's just one more tool to help you and your students with music.
Slow Down Music to Shred
Face it. Shredding on the guitar is just plain fun! But getting to that stage where you can rip through an Yngwie solo isn't an easy path to follow. The only way for most of us musicians to get there is with LOTS of practice, or lots of practice and a little help from something like Guitar & Drum Trainer. ;)