>Also on the subject of CD's, we use a boom box, modified to add speed >control to both the tape and CD. Contact Todd Wagner (firstname.lastname@example.org) >for a current list. He sells them essentially for the list price that >you'd pay for an unmodified unit. > >Loren Wright >Nashua, NH SCD
First I've heard of speed control on a CD player. I've always maintained CDs are
useless for teaching because the tempo of the music cannot be controlled, unlike
vinyl or cassettes. It's not OK to simply make sure the music has been recorded
as the 'right tempo', because the right tempo changes from hall to hall, night
to night, class to class, and is IMHO a wholly subjective judgement call on the
part of the teacher. (We're talking minor variations within the prescribed range
of tempos here).
If someone will tell us how it's done and/or where to get a CD player with speed
control, I'm sure a lot of clubs will start to switch, because of all the other
advantages of sound quality, longevity, cueing features, etc.