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Audio files for Trischka's hot licks book?

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Jun 16, 2019 - 9:25:34 AM
1724 posts since 8/4/2011

I have owned Trischka's hot licks book for a long time, but I've never really dug into it because I find tab pretty hard to use for bluegrass (though not for clawhammer, oddy enough). I know I will need to be able to hear examples of the licks if I'm ever going to make headway with this book. I have the CDs that come with it, but I would like to have the files in digital format, and I no longer have a cd/dvd drive on my computer.

Long story short, does anybody know if these files might be available digitially somewhere? Again, not asking for piracy, as I already own the CDs...I just don't want to have to buy an external drive just to be able to listen.

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:09:11 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

22890 posts since 8/3/2003

Do you have a CD player that has a USB port that you can put a thumb drive/flash drive in and maybe copy from the CD to the flash drive? If not, maybe one of your friends has one you can use.

I'm in the process of digitizing all my vinyl albums and CDs to a flash drive and purchased an item that will digitize vinyl, CD and/or cassettes. It's been well worth the money.

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:12:20 AM

Fathand

Canada

11332 posts since 2/7/2008

I dont think CDs were invented yet when I got my copy about 1982.
You could always buy an external CD/DVD drive for your computer.
If you do make files, let me know.

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:14:30 AM

Fathand

Canada

11332 posts since 2/7/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo


I'm in the process of digitizing all my vinyl albums and CDs to a flash drive and purchased an item that will digitize vinyl, CD and/or cassettes. It's been well worth the money.


Please tell about the item or post a link?

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:23:43 AM

3315 posts since 8/3/2012
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This is one of many reasons I would not buy a computer without a CD/DVD R/W.

Easiest solution: have someone copy the CD for you & burn it on to a memory stick.

Cheapest solution: have someone copy your CD & mail the files to you (either as a single .iso file or individual sound files).

Smartest solution: buy a 15 year old laptop with a CD/DVD R/W for about $40-50, because this is likely not the last time you will run into this situation.

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:29:09 AM
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1222 posts since 4/13/2009

You can buy( on Amazon, ebay, etc.,) a usb-powered CD/DVD burner for about $15 to $20 and plug it into your computer. Higher if you want, but unnecessary.

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:35:23 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

22890 posts since 8/3/2003

Fathand

The vinyl record player I bought is this one: amazon.com/Victrola-Nostalgic-...06XJFK5KG. There are others that are less expensive, but I wanted one that would digitize CD, vinyl and cassette and also play back all 3 and the flash drive. I've been very happy with it so far. Have had no problems. You can put a vinyl on, program it to digitize and go off and do something else. When the vinyl stops, so does the recording. You don't have to sit there and wait for it.

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:58:15 AM
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pickn5

USA

1306 posts since 8/8/2012

Check your local public library. They may have computers with a CD drive and usb ports.

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:26:52 AM

9830 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Fathand

I dont think CDs were invented yet when I got my copy about 1982.


1982 was actually the year of the first commercial audio CD!  But, of course, it would be a while before CDs replaced floppy vinyl phonograph records or cassette tapes as the audio component for music instruction books. Plus, the original Trischka Hot Licks book didn't include audio anyway. The CD set was a later creation for Homespun and was sold separately from the book.

I think the best suggestion for Joe is the previous idea to find a friend who has a computer with CD capability who can simply copy the files onto a USB stick.  Then Joe can copy them to his own computer and convert them to MP3 to reduce file size.

If Joe has any type of audio CD player at home, he can connect that to a computer's audio input and digitize the audio in the same way as you digitize the audio from a vinyl record. Only drawback is you do it in real time, playing the audio.  A DVD player will work, too, since DVD players can also play audio CDs.

Edited by - Old Hickory on 06/17/2019 07:27:05

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:25:22 PM

Fathand

Canada

11332 posts since 2/7/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

Fathand

The vinyl record player I bought is this one: amazon.com/Victrola-Nostalgic-...06XJFK5KG. There are others that are less expensive, but I wanted one that would digitize CD, vinyl and cassette and also play back all 3 and the flash drive. I've been very happy with it so far. Have had no problems. You can put a vinyl on, program it to digitize and go off and do something else. When the vinyl stops, so does the recording. You don't have to sit there and wait for it.


Looks cool, out of stock in Canada though

Jun 18, 2019 - 10:51:14 AM

jwold

USA

1057 posts since 7/21/2004

I think I have a cassette tape with these licks on them!

A download might be available on TT's website?

Jun 20, 2019 - 8:38:33 AM

69417 posts since 5/9/2007

Learning to sight read tab is a plus.

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