How to Transcribe (Learning music by Ear)

Hey @Luke, check this out for “chooglin” – I bet you’ve been chooglin for a long time now but just didn’t know it! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

Basically: Chooglin’ (from the Urban Dictionary): A rhythm guitar style that employs a deliberately hard up and down stroke against the strings to simulate the motions of pistons or trains. A style made popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

But the forum comments in the link are also interesting/entertaining!

And yes, that song is great to jam to with an A harp played in 2nd position !!!

Regards,
– Slim

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There is an Android version of the Amazing slow downer app, they also have it for Windows and MacOS from what I can see on their website at https://www.ronimusic.com/

What is the app/software to convert YouTube videos to mp3?
And or how to download YouTube videos?

Thank you

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Thanks for the heads up @tom2340 I will check it out

I did download an app a while ago called Super Sound where you can do numerous things like change pitch, and cut sound, but I haven’t checked it to the full extend.

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Hi @tom2340,

Sorry that I did not see your question earlier. To convert YouTube videos to mp3 sound files I use linux and the app youtube-dl (this is available for Micro$oft, but you need to read about how to install it by using the instructions on this page).

In linux, and with youtube-dl installed, you do the following to get an audio only version of the video (this is usually in m4a format which you need to convert to mp3 if you absolutely need mp3):

  1. Open the YouTube video in your browser. Then select the Share option and copy the URL that is presented.
  2. Now open a terminal and enter: /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl <URL that you copied, without the “<” and “>” that appear here>
  3. Note the number for “video only” (usually 140).
  4. Now enter: /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl 140 <URL that was used above, again without < or >, as also done above>

These steps will download the sound (only) to the video. If you need to convert this to mp3 format, ask back here again and I will tell you how to do that.

Regards,
– Slim

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Aw that’s great to hear you can get it for Android now as well. It’s been quite an indispensable tool for me. Absolutely love it.

@Slim’s response to you is makes me go bleary eyed and have a panic attack, lol. (I’m not a very tech-y guy…except about music production stuff and then I’m suuuuuper geeky. But general computer stuff I’m easily overwhelmed.)

I’ve always used this site:
https://www.vidtomp3.com

And I’ve had probably a 90% success rate over the years with it. Every once in awhile it fails to convert a vid for me, but 90% it’s worked.

The other way I’ve done it is I have an app called Airy (from Mac App Store) that allows me to download YT vids, and then I’ve used my Logic software to convert it to mp3 (which any DAW that can import video should be able to handle easily.)

Hope that helps!

Rock on,
Luke

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Thank’s for the suggestions @Slim @Luke

@Slim I wonder if that would would on the linux commandline now available in Windows 10?
Which distro do you use?

I did use a plugin for the browser sometime ago but can’t remember it. Will have to have a look. There’s probably a few around.

I downloaded Audacity, looks really good.
Can’t wait to load a jam track into it and record when I get going well.

I like the look of amazing slowdowner, but not sure I can justify the $USD49.95 closer to ~$AUD70, at the moment, but certainly something worth considering.

Does anyone know of an alternative?

Thanks

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Hi @tom2340

I have not had any Micro$oft products on my computers since back in 2006 or even earlier. I use Linux (the exact distribution is not really that important for doing the youtube-dl stuff mentioned previously, but if you are interested I use the Linux distribution known as Peppermint OS).

Sorry that I can’t help you with your questions about M$ programs.

Regards,
– Slim

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Hallo @tom2340,

ich habe mich in den vergangenen Wochen mit verschiedenen Programmen auf Windows 10 auseinander gesetzt.
Bei den freien Programmen wird man von Werbung genervt und die einfacheren Programme finde ich trotz guter Erfahrung relativ schwierig zu bedienen. Mit “mal eben” ist es da nicht getan.
Preislich liegen sie ab etwa 50 € aufwärts hier in Europa. So richtig überzeugt hat mich davon keines.
Beste Grüße Astrid

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Looks like you can slow stuff down in Audacity:

"Select (click and drag) the area you’d like to slow down. You can also go Edit>Select All if you want to select the entire track.

Click Effect>Change Tempo . Then drag the slider to the left however much you want to slow the track down (you can also speed it up by dragging right) and click “OK”. Keep in mind that the slower you go the more the effect seems to bog down the computer while it is generating."

Hope that helps.

Rock on,
Luke

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Cool, thanks @Luke will have to check that out.
Do you also have a donwload page like the youtube to mp3 one but to download the video?

Hi @AstridHandbikebee63 sorry I can’t read German.
Is there a way I can translate?

Thank you

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Hey @tom2340 I don’t know of any. The only way I know how to download vids is using the Airy app that I mentioned. It cost me $20. Only bummer is every once in awhile it won’t be able to download a video that I want to download. But it can download probably 80-90% of the vids that I’ve tried.

This is what I use to understand Astrid. :slight_smile: https://translate.google.com

Aloha,
Luke

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Hello @ tom2340,

In the last few weeks I have dealt with various programs on Windows 10.
With the free programs you get annoyed by advertising and I find the simpler programs relatively difficult to master despite good experience. With “just a little” it is not enough.
In terms of prices, they start at around € 50 here in Europe. None of them really convinced me.
Best regards Astrid

It’s better? :smiley:

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Astrid and/or Luke is there is a simple translator as I would dearly love to be able to read Astrid’s posts.
Not at all essential but would be nice.
Incidentally, I have successfully been using Y2mate to convert U Tube videos into MP3s.

Robert

London Canada

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Thanks very much Astrid. Makes sense.

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Thanks Luke.

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Since I first wrote this post, I’ve been turned on to Transcribe! which is another great slow-downer tool, this time software for desktop/laptop (rather than ASD which is an iPhone app.)

If you pick it up, here’s Carlos Del Junco’s first free lesson on using it: VIDEO 1 Basic Functions of the program "Transcribe!" - YouTube

Here’s to learning straight from the masters. :beers::notes:

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Hello @mountainlion.consult nice to see another new face (you know what I mean). Hope to catch you around the forum. :grin:

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G’day Bobby. Just start being like Luke now. If you’re anything me, growing up, ain’t gonna happen brother :wink:

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Hi @tom2340 just highlight what you want translated by holding your finger where you want to start. Then drag finger to where you want to end. While it’s blue, tap on it and some options will appear. You will see translate there. Hope I explained it right. Works for me and I’m an idiot when it comes to IT cheers

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