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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Strum Machine


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billyboyoh - Posted - 12/16/2017:  23:09:08


If you haven't tried the backing tracks app Strum Machine, you might want to give it a try. It is utilitarian, efficient, and easy to use. I have been looking for a way to replace my infatuation with Flatpick Apprentice and I really think this may be the one. I still use Flatpick App. but the ability to build a tune and change key and tempo easily is useful and fun.

Uncle Brad - Posted - 12/17/2017:  16:00:22


I agree...it is great!

Dick Hauser - Posted - 12/21/2017:  07:59:58


I could see it as a supplement for software like "Band in a Box", but not as a replacement. I wouldn't mind using it, but would want to use it as an application on my desktop computer, not as an online application. I would pay for "Strum Machine". But "Strum Machine" would help people who play by themselves. Especially guitar/fiddle/banjo students.

Having strum machine on my desktop and having the ability to create ".wav" files would provide me with the opportunity to play the rhythm using "The Amazing Slow Downer", and use some of its useful features like playlists, "loops", key changes, etc.. In addition, I could record a "strum machine" rhythm file on one track, then play my instrument and record it on another track. Then I could hear myself playing along with the "strum machine" rhythm track.

I wrote to the creator of "strum machine" some time back and asked about the possibility of being able to buy a version that could be used on my desktop. Never did get a reply.

wannabedoc - Posted - 01/07/2018:  20:31:03


I love Strum Machine. True, Band in a Box has a lot of great features, but all I really want is something that gives me affordable, easy-to-use backing tracks for the type of music I play the most.

Paul R - Posted - 01/15/2018:  13:16:10


For fiddle tunes on banjo I've used Old Time Jam. It has a selection of instrument combinations. It should work fine for guitar, if fiddle tunes are what you're playing.

Judith511 - Posted - 08/09/2018:  07:53:32


I love my strum machine! It is great. I don't get a chance to play with others so this is a great learning tool!

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