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 equivalent of "music minus one"
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-07-07 21:42

Waaaay back I tried the system called Music Minus One, which was impossible because they were tapes and the pitch on the tape would vary as much as a half step overall, impossible to play in tune with. Does anyone know of a similar system available today that would have a large selection of pieces? Or do people do something entirely different now?

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 Re: equivalent of "music minus one"
Author: mschmidt 
Date:   2017-07-08 02:38

Music Minus One is also available on CD, and I found the pitch to be quite consistent (as it should be) on CD. Also, the following website has downloadable sound files which I have found quite satisfactory:


Middle-Aged Amateur

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 Re: equivalent of "music minus one"
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-07-10 02:27

Thank you!

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 Re: equivalent of "music minus one"
Author: edgar 
Date:   2017-08-02 20:12

You may look at my page where I have MIDI, MP3 and PDF files for oboe, clarinet and bassoon. I prepared them for (my own) training purpose. Some are pure "play along" files - in some others I left the oboe voice. For the latter files you can reduce the oboe voice by adjusting your "pan/balance" knob as I place normally the oboe voice on the extreme left stereo channel. Unfortunately many modern audio devices no longer have a pan knob.

I prefer normally MIDI files as you can there (in MIDI-2 files) filter out voices or manipulate the speed. As modern operating systems (Android, Linux, OSx) do not have built-in MIDI players I know tend to produce MP3 files. These are compressed sound files: you have (practically) no chance to filter out voices or modify the speed.

Edgar Huckert

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