Learning from 7th Graders

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by IamGroot, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    I volunteer at a local school in math and music. I complimented a student on how well he learned a song I assigned last week. And he said he learned it on You tube by slowing it down to 0.75 x on the settings button! Doh!

    I didn't know that you could slow down youtube. My transcription life just got a lot easier.

    Need I mention I am in my 60s.
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  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    You know, you're not doing us any favors by posting our "trade secrets" in a pubic forum.....;) :laugh:.
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  3. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    That's all right. I posted some of "my trade secrets" here and no one even responded. But they were on music theory and techniques, so ......

    I think we are safe
  4. rendevouz


    Jan 8, 2013
    Did you lecture him about how hard it was for you back in the day?:smug:
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  5. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    We used to have to drag a towrope to slow it down back in the day
    Great tip, I had no idea =p
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  6. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    No but I showed that what he was playing was the Am phrygian (Spanish) scale and showed him a much better fingering than what Songsterr tabs showed.
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  7. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    I started playing bass in 1994, and I can only imagine having access to the unbelievable range of technology that the kids have now. Hmmmmm....maybe now with this information I will finally be able to learn "Teen Town".........If I slow it down to 1/8 speed.....:D
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  8. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    No seriously......I'm excited about this...:p
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  9. mysteryclock

    mysteryclock Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    I'm just super-proud that both my boys played low brass in middle school band and can read bass clef! I can't.... :(
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  10. tradernick


    Mar 19, 2008
    Had to laugh when I read this post. The exact same thing happened to me this week, believe it or not! A kid showed me the function in the Youtube app.

    Been using Transcribe for years but this will undoubtedly come in handy when I'm not at home. Now if they would only let us slow down to custom percentage!
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  11. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Man, that’s sweet. I have been going to a website that does it for you (if you have an .mp3). This sounds a lot simpler!
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  12. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    I work with 50 song set lists, so I have learned 100 songs in two weeks. I had scores already for the tricky ones and went offline with metronome to nail the parts.
    But playing thru at 75 percent is very nice.
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  13. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Make sure you have the right fingering and play four fingered. I know some of the Jaco transciptiins are not good.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
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  14. I couldn’t find it under settings? Help
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  15. BigDrew


    Jun 1, 2016
    So...HOW do you do it?!!
  16. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    Mind blown. Never knew.

    on the video, just click on the small gear icon in the lower right and then select the speed you want.
  17. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    I like your Avatar! Fibonacci? Or Golden ratio.?
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  18. Miker27607


    Jan 3, 2015
    Raleigh NC
    I'm a middle school English teacher. Kids this age never cease to amaze....
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  19. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    pitch control on turntable or cassette deck ... while breaking needles/cartridges and magnetising tappe heads ... !

    my 4 yr old Aussie probably has a higher IQ than most folks in my current gated golf community ... !!??!! they didn't tell us your IQ had to start with a decimal point to move in here ... !?
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