Tascam Portable CD Trainer?

said: Dec 17, 2007
 Violin, Guitar, Flute, Cello, Viola
120 posts

Have any teachers or parents used this item in lessons or practicing?

If so, is it easy to use?

Thanks in advance.

Jennifer Visick said: Dec 18, 2007
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
997 posts

I hadn’t heard of this so I did a quick google search. The review I read seems to be favorable but leans towards being “rock band” friendly (if you know what I mean).

It seems to me that if you own (or are planning to buy) a laptop computer, you could probably do most of the same things with the (free) program “Audacity”. (Slow down the music without changing pitch, adjust the key/pitch, loop a section, record yourself, etc.) The metronome feature sounds nice but who doesn’t own a metronome already?

On the other hand this device may be easier to carry and/or easier to learn how to use, who knows? I just hate to see people buying devices that duplicate what can already be done just as well with something they already own.

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