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Music Practice features

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Music Practice features

I know a lot of musicians and a common complaint is that there isn't a good app out there for learning/practising recorded music. The default Android app, as well as the PowerAmp app that I use, only has slider control and "press and hold" rewind. This is very frustrating because sometimes "press and hold" accidentially skips tracks, and with a slider it's very difficult to consistently go back to the part of the song you're learning.

I needed an app that would allow me to skip back in 5 second increments, and ahead in 15 second increments. I needed an app that would allow me to slow down parts of songs and do pitch correction. I needed an app that would hold my position in each song, so that I can come back to that same passage at a later date - after I have been working on passages in other songs.

I've used Doggcatcher for years, but only yesterday it occured to me that it could be a great musician's audio player. I created a virtual feed with a folder full of songs I'm learning and it's been EXCELLENT for this purpose.

I know it's not the primary purpose of the app, probably not the secondary purpose either, but I have a few feature requests that would make Doggcatcher even better as a musician's tool:

- Allow more customizable speed-change options, or add some hard-coded options for playback < 1.0.
- Smooth out audio when playback is slow. I'm assuming pitch correction is optimized for > 1.0 speed, but things are a bit jittery when you get to 0.9 or lower.

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