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Solo from So What – Miles Davis
There are many practice facilities in this app that can be customised to suite individual needs. Of particular value are the ability to slow down the solo and the rhythm section accompaniment without losing quality and the real time Beat Counter which shows where you are in the bar.
The sound of the trumpet is not Miles. A trumpet sample has been used. This makes sure that there is no loss of quality at the slower speeds. This will help you keep in tune and hit the right notes.
The balance of the trumpet sound to the band is such that you can hear the solo as you are practising. When you are ready you can switch off the trumpet sound.
Miles plays at 135bpm. You can start practising at 60 and you can build up by 10bpm bar by bar, phrase by phrase, with or without the sound of the trumpet or rhythm section.
Practise so that you can play the correct notes, perfectly in tune and in time. THEN you can imitate the note bends and half valve techniques that Miles uses. You also will be building up a bank of phrases that you can use in your own solo playing. Copying and studying the greats of the past is an ideal way of learning and gaining the confidence to develop your own style.
Eto Music Practice offer this app as a practice tool; a means to an end. The aim is that you practise efficiently and improve quickly. This will result in you being better prepared to enjoy performing with fellow musicians.
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