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Recommended practice tool: Chordpulse

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by SBassman, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I recently purchased Chordpulse, and I thought I'd come here and recommend it.

    It's an easy way to type in a few chords, choose a style, and have a backing track to rehearse to. Then when you are done with that, you can have one click changes of key and tempo.

    I know there are other alternatives out there, but some of them are needlessly cluttered for a practice tool. And some of them are much more expensive.

    Chordpulse is $24.95.


    [I have no affiliation. I just think it is a very useful, simple practice tool at a very fair price.]
  2. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I just wanted to chime in that there is an update with more styles and the styles organized by genre.
    There are several Jazz styles now.

    I frequently use this tool to very quickly put together a backing track for practice.
  3. I wonder if their is something similar that I can get for my Mac?
  4. LeeNunn

    LeeNunn Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
  5. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    iReal looks like it would be a match for me if I had a Mac. In the Windows world, we have Band In The Box, which many use here, but it's too much money and Stuff for me. I like to keep it simple for a tool like this. Chordpulse hits that spot, and it looks like iReal does, too.
    If there was ever a 20 dollar version of iReal for Windows, I'd be all over it.
  6. atza


    Oct 20, 2017

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  7. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    I'm a cheap skate and let Google find me backing tracks.
    Here is an example:

    Just keep looking and your style will come up.

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017