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Making Accompaniment for Guitar Solo on Mac
I recently found out a solution to get the accompaniment to my phone, so that I can play along with it. There are some quality-wise compromises but overall it is good enough for me.
Usually the music has several tracks and I was using songsterr to find tabs. The problem is that, it is not providing a way to suppress the track you are playing while keeping the others on. I guess a PRO version may enable this feature though.
The trick is to get the .gp4 or .gp5 file and convert it with some softwares.
After the file is downloaded, open it with TuxGuitar.
You can see the two tracks here:
Then we go File-Export-“Export Midi” to save it to be a midi file.
We open the saved midi file in GarageBand and mute the melody track.
Now you can either go Share-“Export Song to Disk..” and save it as an audio file, or go Share-“Project to GarageBand for iOS…” to save it as a file that you can open and play with the GarageBand installed on your iPhone/iPad.
Now enjoy 🙂
The midi file does not sound very authentic, so I guess this is only good for practice.