I have the original Tascam Guitar Trainer. The one that takes a CD and slows it down. It works . . . BUT . . . not as well as I had hoped. It is OK down to about 2/3 normal speed, but beyond that, the tones begin to sound like they are being passed thru a very heavy chorus effect. For a really fast guitar lick, you need to slow it to half speed or less, but the distortion becomes unnerving for a learning session. I think Scott has the right idea, if you don't mind recording your source material into Audacity first. It would also allow you to split up the song into phrases just several bars long and both loop them and slow them down. An added advantage to Audacity is that it gives you a chance to try that method of learning before you spend any money. Some folks say they can not learn any better with slowed examples than with other methods. Bear in mind that I am not all that good of a guitar player to begin with. I have a feeling the Tascam would work better for me if I were a better guitar player. I assume the same would be true using it as a keyboard trainer.
Good luck !
Edited by tnicoson (03/19/12 05:05 AM)
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