What Software & Programs Do You Use?


(Hayden Hill) #41

Hi Ivan,

That’s great news!

It is a fantastic piece of software and emulates playing with a jazz band beautifully.

That’s exactly it.

iRealPro is useful for moving away from the lead sheet.

By all means, use the lead sheets as a supplement to learn the tune. Once you have a good understanding you should play along with iReal and ditch the lead sheet.

You might need to occasionally glance over at the screen to see what chord you are on, but with time and practice, you will be able to ‘feel’ where you are in the form.

That sounds like a brilliant idea.

Some will work better than others. Any medium/up tempo tunes are well suited.

If you have any questions along the way, be sure to let me know.


(Pierre) #42

Bose was the first to have this great bass sound in a little box (my daughter got one) but they are quite expensive
i find this one and really it does the same job ( even better more presence, but thats really subjective) i think and much more robust and battery fine too.

(feel free hayden to cancel this post if you thinks ist too much comercial pointed )


(Hayden Hill) #43

Brilliant… thanks for sharing Pierre.

This is not at all too commercially pointed. This is exactly what the forum is for… to share useful advice and guidance that will ultimately benefit our jazz piano learning journey.

This is a great piece of advice to find a more cost-effective option for portable Bluetooth speakers - particularly as you have used/experiences both the Bose and the VTIN.

I completely agree that the Bose SoundLink is expensive, but I do love it. For the size it is, and the sound it packs, it’s a wonderful portable speaker. I have never found anything it’s size which can match it… until now! :grin:

At €29.99 Euros, the VTIN is a fantastic deal!

It also looks a little more robust in its outer casing.

At that price I will definitely order one to check it out.

I do occasionally have issues with the Bose where it ‘stutters’ due to the Bluetooth signal. The ‘hard reset’ helps where you hold down the centre button for around 10 seconds, and then all the lights flash… this usually corrects the issue.


(Hayden Hill) #44

I see you shared a .fr weblink Pierre… where in France are you from?

I’m digressing from this thread topic (which is actually against our forum guidelines :grinning:) but i’m genuinly intersted… I love France… brilliant country and culture and the birthplace of many of my favourite classical musicians.

Cheers!


(Pierre) #45

I am living near Bordeaux , among the vineyards. I love food and music like a lot of French people :slight_smile: they are part of our culture sure.
( I still haven’t introduced myself. but i d like more to talk about music than myself)
Yes Debussy Ravel, and Satie interfere so much with jazz ; probably thats why they are my favourites classical composers too … but i love Chopin and Rachmaninov too. but lets say it in a low voice :grin:


(Hayden Hill) #46

Yep that’s one of the reasons I like visiting France :grin:

That’s all good. I’m loving all your input and suggestions in the forum Pierre. I’m onboard with all of your ideas.

The introduce yourself thread is a nice place for students who are completely new to jazz and want a little guidance from myself on where to start.

Yes I find it fascinating to read into their lives and in their own way, they fostered the birth and creation of jazz music.

Anyhow… back to software :grinning:


(Hayden Hill) #47

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