Archive for June 21st, 2010
There are lots of useful tools for the budding musician at Drumbot.com. The best little app is the DrumBot itself: An online drum machine for those who can’t find a real drummer to jam with! It has different loop sets, that can get you started with your sequencing of drum sounds, at great pace, with realistic loops to choose from.
As the old joke goes: “What’s the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? You only have to poke the instructions in to a drum machine once!”
Or the pro drummer joke that I prefer, which shows there is no replacement for a REAL musician with sticks: “What’s the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? About four bars by the end of the piece!”
There are some other useful utilities at Drumbot too:
For example, with TapBPM, find the beat of a song by tapping your keyboard.
Guitar Tuner is exactly that: an online tuner to help you tune a guitar by ear.
The metronome is a free online metronome buddy, to keep you in time as you practice.