Improve your playing while having fun
There are many ways to learn an instrument, but not all of them provide as much fun. No matter if you have rudimentary skills on your instrument or are an experienced player, this is what using wikiloops for practise has in store for you:
Even if you started playing only yesterday, you can challenge yourself and find out if you are able to play what you have learned in time with a jamtrack.
Seriously, you can learn as many chords, scales and fancy licks as you like, but you need to get them to groove somehow, so use our tracks to improve your groove.
Play by ear or follow a chord sheet
If your beginnings in playing music required a lot of sheet music, you might think it takes a lot of skill before you can start to play by ear - that is not necessarily true,
but playing by ear requires a different approach and usually starts with a lot of trial-and-error.
While that would probably drive your band mates crazy, wikiloops gives you unlimited trial-and-error opportunities, and, while you try to find something to play that fits with a track, you will gain experience in figuring out and memorizing a songs structure by ear. Whenever you feel you need some hints, look for tracks which provide chord information and a visual mark-up of the song structure.
Try something new
You can find tracks from a lot of genres on wikiloops, so grab the chance to try jamming to something that's outside of your usual range, be it grooves with unusual timing or genres you wouldn't have thought of playing. Try it, it's great fun, and we promise not to tell anyone that you ventured off your usual path.
Find your spot in any song
Knowing your role in a song is the difference between "five people making a noise with instruments at the same time" and "a band is playing".
Whenever you add to a wikiloops collaboration and listen to your or others contributions, you will get a better feeling for your role in a band,
and in determining the right balance between wild solos and supporting the song.
Do as you please and stay motivated
Playing in a band or taking lessons can put pressure on you, and neither option may be available where you live.
On wikiloops, no one counts how many repetitions it took before getting your fingers sorted, and you may come and jam at any time
with some really skilled players - all from the comfort of your own home!
wikiloops is deliberately uncompetitive so ease up and join our culture of enjoying, sharing and improving, our creative attempts.