I’ve recently started using a piece of technology on song tutorials in all my members areas and I wanted to give you a quick screen capture demo so you can see what I’m talking about.
Before I do, let me tell you when and how I became persuaded that this was a revolutionary breakthrough in learning for bass players (and all musicians).
My 10 year old son plays alto sax and every summer term at his school his music teacher puts on a concert featuring all the students who play instruments in various scenarios ranging from solos to duos and trios and the full orchestra.
Now for this years concert she wanted the three sax players in the school to play a trio piece. And she asked Max to play the hardest line of the trio. And he was working through this piece the day after I started testing out Soundslice.
And he was really struggling.
Listening from the next room I was utterly staggered by the progress he made in the piece. If he wasn’t sure how a section sounded he could slow that section down and loop it. And play it over and over until the ‘sound’ of it was in his head. So he didn’t need to sight read the rhythms, all he needed to do was sight read the pitches and make sure what he played matched the melody for those bars that he’d learned from listening to the Soundslice loop over and over.
At his lesson two days later his music teacher was astounded at how quickly he’d picked up the piece. He had his first exam coming up two weeks later and I quickly converted all the pieces he needed to learn to Soundslice so he could work over them.
He got the highest result of any student that his music teacher has ever taught bar one. And that student was the teacher’s daughter Emily. Who I think probably got some additional tuition!
Since then I’ve incorporated Soundslice into all the song collections and courses that I have…and I’m slowly Here’s a screencast video showing the Soundslice technology at work on the song Something which is a part of my Beatles Basslines collection: