SpeedShifter & Amazing Slower Downer – Music playing Aids

24th May 2015


Learning to play piano keyboard with aged mind and fingers is a challenge I enjoy. I have been advised by several teachers to learn each piece by playing Veeery Slooooowly . 

First the right hand melody and then the left hand chords separately before trying to play them together. Others have sugested playing along with a recording of the song. The problem with the latter is slowing down the recording to a speed which I can play with initially meaning Keep up with :()

I have found two pieces of software that can do this on my Mac :

Amazing Slower Downer – http://www.ronimusic.com/index.html

ABRSM Speedshifter – http://ca.abrsm.org/en/exam-support/practice-tools-and-applications/speedshifter/

The 2nd one is free and for me the better of the two .

Let me know what you think of them.

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