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Offline Notinshades

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Fourchords App
« on: December 27, 2016, 06:21:57 pm »
Hi everyone, this is my first posting.
I started the beginners course almost 2 years ago on my 60th birthday and have just finished it (sort of)...I want to spend a few months consolidating before starting the intermediate course. So I thought the new Fourchords App would be fun and helpful, only it isn't !!!
Is anyone else struggling with playing along to songs in the App? I've thought about this, and worked out what the problem might be...the strumming pattern is buried in the mix and can't easily be heard. It doesn't matter for straight 4/4 strumming so much, but for "old faithful" or 1/16 strumming I get in a muddle.
Is it just me?
I'm listening via the Aux input on my Yamaha THR10 so the equipment is decent (even if my ears aren't)

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 06:43:40 pm »
I down looded it the other to check it out and thought they did a realy good job on it.
You can can go into the settings and turn things on or off and change the sound of the
melody. Haven't figured out how to slow the songs tempo down yet.

If your having problems with the strumming that a sign that's what you need to work on.
You can slow the strumming exercises down to practice and get up to song tempo.

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Offline joueur de guitare

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 06:49:17 pm »
Haven't figured out how to slow the songs tempo down yet.


Click the metronome ;)

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 07:06:15 pm »
Where?  I figered out how to slow down strumming patterns in the stumming section but when you play the
song it goes back to the tempo of the song.

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Re: Fourchords App
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Offline DarrellW

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 07:26:12 pm »
If you click on the arrows either side of the metronome the tempo changes, if you then click on the metronome it returns to the target tempo.
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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 07:26:46 pm »
I'm still playing with the trial version don't have that feature. I'll actvate it and see what else I'm missing out on.
What I've played with so far is done very well so worth the price.

Offline Notinshades

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 08:27:01 pm »
Thanks stitch101 - you are right. If I'm having trouble with strumming then I need to work on it, and blaming the App is unreasonable. On reflection, what I've learnt from the beginners course is how to make and change chords, and some strumming patterns, but what I haven't learnt is how to put them together for the length of a song and keep in time with drums and bass, while having the vocal melody doing something else at the same time !!!
What the app does is bring a different perspective to learning - I'll stick at it and report back in a few months.
A couple of questions more...
1. will this fourchord app have its own header in the forum?
2. Are there different versions of the app, because on my ipad mini I don't get a metronome and arrows in a toolbar at the top. I can select metronome, which gets rid of those pesky distracting drums, replacing with a helpful metronome, but that is all. I can vary the speed by swiping up or down to the left of the screen.

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2016, 08:29:33 am »
Where?  I figered out how to slow down strumming patterns in the stumming section but when you play the
song it goes back to the tempo of the song.

If you have the latest version of the app, simply scrolling up or down on the playing screen will increase or decrease the tempo :)

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2016, 04:56:16 pm »
Thanks that worked. Great app

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Re: Fourchords App
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 02:38:51 pm »
Stick with it! I recently started with the app as well, and was getting lost with the rhythm, too, but something just clicked yesterday... it all came together for me after watching Justin's videos about the use of a metronome, and foot tapping (on his website). Lots of practice, too, of course. 😊

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