Guitar trainer is a very helpful way to learn guitar quickly & easily for a novice. It helps to learn the pitch, fret, notes, tuning and the most important rhythm sense. There’re two types of guitar trainer. One is software automated & the other is portable.
In the left picture you can see a software based trainer which helps us to easily find out the notes for each scale. Also it creates sound same as an actual guitar for all notes.
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The second type of trainer is portable.Many instrument maker supplies such product. In the portable trainer sector TASCAM is well known. It produces both types of portable trainer (CD, MP). Here you see the two types of trainer, You can easily tell from their shape that the upper one is the CD version & the lower one is the MP3 version.
1) CD Version
The CD versions were usually the first type of trainer.
2) MP3 Version
Now a day MP3 versions are most widely used.
Don’t think that all portable trainers have same function or ability. But also they have some basic function. My target is to inform you about the functions of a portable trainer.
By using a guitar trainer you can slow down or loop down the guitar part of a song or music. Also you’re able to set the tempo. Even you can eliminate guitar parts in order to learn new riffs. Now you would understand the necessity of a guitar trainer.
Portable guitar trainers also have variable speed audition which allows you to slow down the MP3 wthout a change in pitch. You can easily loop the sections in order to practice tricky passages without being noticed. You can easily pitch up or down the songs to match your guitar’s tuning. In this case you’ll not need to set up your tuning for each and every song. These portable trainers also have enough storage to save your preferred songs. So you can easily practice them on your guitar.