Practice with muted strings
Note: “muting” here is different from “muting” in the Bonuses sections. Here, it just refers to deadening the strings so you can focus on the strumming hand.
Uke practice–now without a uke!
Cut Your Practice Time in HALF
Well, you’re video learning time, any way.
There’s an amazing tool I use all the time called MySpeed. They have a free trial here.
Once you install it on your computer, you can SPEED UP and SLOW DOWN (almost) and video.
I use it to slow down tricky music passages I want to study closely.
I use it to speed up boring talking head lectures (like, um, me).
The SOUND of the video speeds up or slows down, too, of course, but the pitch doesn’t change–there’s no crazy chipmunk voice.
For me, I’ve learned I can watch most talking head videos easily at 2x, sometimes even more.
One of favorite features is the tally keeps of the time you’ve saved by watching sped up video–I’m over 75 HOURS saved at this point!
It’s an excellent tool for video learning. Free trial, and then it’s about $30 for a permanent license. Give it a try!