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Amazing Slow Downer subsidy for club members

For years, many of us have been using a software app that allows us to slow down a recording, while maintaining pitch, to make it easier to learn a tune by ear. (Some of you have used it on our computer in the music room.) To be able to offer it to members at half price, the club is investing in initial licenses and will subsidize the cost. The program is easy to use, especially in conjunction with iTunes, CDs or even your own recordings. There's not a big learning curve for using it.

Club members will now be able to purchase "The Amazing Slow Downer" through the club for $25. This is a great piece of software for learning new tunes:

* Slow down any piece of music without changing the pitch
* Change the pitch (key) of any tune
* Loop part of a tune you are working on

Benefits:
* If you have previously struggled with learning tunes by ear, this makes it infinitely easier because you can isolate sections of the tune and play them super slowly.
* Slowing the tune allows you to hear nuances of the performer, like ornaments and bow strokes or breathing more clearly so you can learn to put the techniques of artists you respect into your own music.
* Working with this software helps introduce you to learning by ear and practicing with it helps develop your ability to pick up tunes in sessions.

You can download a trial version from their website:
http://www.ronimusic.com/slowdown.htm

Important note: Please do not purchase the software directly from the site because our investment is based on group purchase. Instead, if you would like to take advantage of the offer, please send an email to:
Tim Jedlicka, murphyroche@gmail.com. We will turn these around fast so you can get access asap. (And you'll have the trial version to bridge the time between ordering and receiving the software.)

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Important note:

Please do not purchase the
software directly from the site
because our investment is
based on group purchase.

Instead, if you would like to
take advantage of the offer,
please send an email to:

Ted Jedicka at
murphyroche@gmail.com