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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 23 Apr 2019 7:00 am    
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Someone in another section of the forum mentioned Chordpulse, a backing track program similar to BIAB,,,MUCH less expensive and IMHO, as good if not better for my use. Anyway, combine that with some books that Reece put me onto many years ago and viola!!!,,what a combination! Wish I'd had something like this 50 years ago,,LOL. The books are Dick Gimble's books (https://thegimbles.com/store),,,Dick is Johnny's son, and is a professor of music in Waco. They include several hundred songs written in very detailed Nashville number system. I would certainly recommend these two products!!!! JMHO
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Bob Lawrence


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Post  Posted 24 Apr 2019 6:04 am    
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I'll try this out Smile

http://www.chordpulse.com/

4 Chord Songs
Version: 1.1 - FREEWARE
Release date: September 6, 2017
File size: 2.17 MB

ChordPulse 2.5
with 178 accompaniment styles

$29
less than $0.17 per style!




http://www.chordpulse.com/free/4_chord_songs_1p1_setup.exe


Counry Styles in the full version of the program


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Brad Richard


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Post  Posted 2 May 2019 2:43 pm    
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I posted this on the other thread, but thought I'd mention it here. Besides being great for practice, one of the things I like best about CP is being able to export to midi. I'm able to get it into my daw and really spiff it up if I need it for a live backing track.
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Ron Hogan


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 5:41 am    
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Looks like a great practice tool. So much better then practicing by yourself. It forces you to stay in time.

Here is a good sample on YouTube that teaches you how to do it. He created a 12 bar blues. Listen to 6:25 and you'll hear his sample.

Click here
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Ron Hogan


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 5:47 am    
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Another example. Not bad quality at all for practicing.

Click
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 5:53 am    
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Hey Ron,,thanks for that link! The more I learn about this program the better I like it. It also (unlike BIAB) has a very small "footprint",,,I dug out an old laptop that would not support BIAB and installed CP,,,works great! Wish they had an android version for tablets.
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Ron Hogan


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 5:56 am    
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Sonny, I'm going to try it on my iPad (actually AMAZON FIRE tablet) for more simplicity.

Ron
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 8:50 am    
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I have a FIRE tablet,,,let me know if it is do-able,,,,
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 10:22 am    
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Question,,,,How do I avoid repeating the intro? I put the intro on page 1,,,the rest on consecutive pages,,,,how do I "repeat" from page 2 onward?
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Dennis Brion


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Atwater, Ohio USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2019 11:26 am    
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I tried to put it on my 10" fire hd with no luck. ...let me know if you figure it out
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Larry Carlson


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 12:51 pm    
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I've been playing with this for about an hour now.
I just payed for it.
It's perfect for me......not too complex and gives me a lot of choices.
And it doesn't cost $300.

My only hurdle will be trying to figure out how to export midi to my DAW.
I've used Audacity for years but have just purchased Reaper so I would like to use that.
I am a complete computer doink so it should be a bit of an adventure.

Whomever found this program....thank you.
It's going to be fun. I get real tired of playing alone and it will be a great teaching tool for me.
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 1:46 pm    
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Dennis and Ron,,,just saw this website relating to Chordpulse for android????

http://chordpulse.afreecodec.com/chordpulse-for-android/
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Dennis Brion


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Post  Posted 3 May 2019 2:11 pm    
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Shows to be able to load, goes thru some process, then nothing!! I just be totally computer stupid!
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Brad Richard


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Chisago City, Minnesota
Post  Posted 9 May 2019 5:36 am    
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Larry - To get it into Reaper, go to 'Save As Midi File' in CP's file menu, give it a name and save it to your computer (I usually just save it to the desktop).

Open Reaper, open a new project, add a track and then go to
Insert - Media File. Select your midi file and add it. You'll get a choice to either insert it all on one track or explode it out to multiple tracks.

It really is pretty simple once you do it. There are also lots of tutorials and a manual available.

Have fun!
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Larry Carlson


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Post  Posted 9 May 2019 5:23 pm    
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Brad Richard wrote:
Larry - To get it into Reaper, go to 'Save As Midi File' in CP's file menu, give it a name and save it to your computer (I usually just save it to the desktop).

Open Reaper, open a new project, add a track and then go to
Insert - Media File. Select your midi file and add it. You'll get a choice to either insert it all on one track or explode it out to multiple tracks.

It really is pretty simple once you do it. There are also lots of tutorials and a manual available.

Have fun!



Hi Brad,

Thank you for the info.
I've just finished messing with the program and have 4 MIDI files saved in Reaper now.
Nothing amazing or anything, just files I can experiment with using different voices etc.
I even grabbed a MIDI file from one of my songs in Guitar Pro.
I've d/loaded several VSTI files from the internet, piano, sax, etc. and just sort of playing around a bit.

This is interesting and a lot of fun.
It's going to make practicing and recording much more fun for me.
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Kristen Bruno


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Post  Posted 31 May 2019 5:15 am    
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Dennis and Ron,,,just saw this website relating to Chordpulse for android????

http://chordpulse.afreecodec.com/chordpulse-for-android/



I tried going to this website and my malwarebytes software blocked it. Said it was blocked due to a Trojan.



K
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Bob Lawrence


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2019 6:09 am    
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@Kristen Bruno

Use this URL

http://www.chordpulse.com/
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Kristen Bruno


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Post  Posted 14 Jun 2019 11:14 am    
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This url looks okay for Windows computer, but not android platform.

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Marvin Raff


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Post  Posted 14 Jun 2019 5:57 pm    
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It runs on my Mac in a Windows 10.x window only.
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 12 Aug 2019 4:46 pm    
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Sonny Jenkins wrote:
Dennis and Ron,,,just saw this website relating to Chordpulse for android????

http://chordpulse.afreecodec.com/chordpulse-for-android/


Sonny, the site is giving you the demo program to download. The file only works on Windows computers.

Here is the license and category information from the link you provided:

License: Shareware
Downloads: 2931
Category: windows - Audio Tools - Music Creation

Chordpulse will not work on Apple Macintosh computers or tablets and smart phones that use Android or IOS operating systems. Here are the Chordpulse system requirements listed on the Chordpulse website:

System requirements
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 operating system
- Administrator rights to install and run the software
- Works only with the English alphabet for folders, file names, and any text input/output in general
- General MIDI compatible software or hardware synthesizer
- 1 GHz or faster processor
- 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
- 64 MB of free RAM
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