This was always a on going problem I had and found a super cure for it . I play lots of clawhammer banjo and banjo melody note playing is big deal for me . The problem I was having was when I would go to jams and mostly fast pace ones it was hard to recall melody notes and play fast enough to play along to others .
The answer for me was something I believe Luke Abbott developed and priceless for my learning to play along with others at faster pace . It's called the strum machine and you can find at strummachine.com . It's 30 days free and no credit card to try out . You can build your own list of songs and play along to a guitar all chorded out and play as fast of slow as wanted with speed control on it and in what ever key you want it in also . This for me personally has been a small miracle to be able to take song tab and help memorize it playing notes at slow speed and increasing and playing with out at faster jamming speed . I have looked for something like this for long time and works a lot better then just slowing down you tube videos . I just wanted to share this and know there are many others looking for extra help on speed and memorizing notes or chords .
I agree! I've been using Strum Machine for several months now, and it's really helped me with my time on both guitar and mandolin. Not only that, but having a “partner” to practice with makes it easier to work on improvising, since I can hear what works and what doesn't.
Yeppers, when I needed to work on keeping rhythm and work toward keeping time and pace, Strum Machine worked better for me than my metronome.
This is great! Exactly what I need and a step above other backing track sites. Thanks for sharing, Scott, and many thanks to Luke for developing it!