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I am looking for "Tuff" by Ace Cannon. I just need the midi or the back ground track. I've seen some crazy sites on the internet that want upwards of $8.99 for the midi. This is my favorite song and I love playing it. I just moved so I don't have a band to play it with and I miss it;)

Please e-mail it to robertandscottie(at)cox.net

Thank you in advance,

Rob
 

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8.99 is pretty cheap. How much are you looking to spend?
 

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I could not find the midi "Tuff" for free. There is millions of midis on the internet. Of course the one that I want is not free. Midi Hits has some great tracks. I bought it from them. They offer 2 types of midis. Type 0 with only 1 track and Type 1 with all the tracks have their own lines. Type 1 allows you to separate the instruments and change the song around a lot easer. The midi sounds great. When I convert it to MP3 you can't even tell its a midi :D
 

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Pure Magic,
I just went to Midi-Hits and listened to a song. The background was just OK, not great, BUT how do you get rid of the terrable melody so you can play the melody?
 

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Jazzsax07 made a good point and I am sure that Mr. Laughter helped him out. I wanted everyone to see what I do with midi's. Is there a better way for what I want(Sheet Music and a backing track)?

Midi's don't always sound that great as a midi. What I like to do to a midi:
1. I like to copy the parts that I want to play from the midi and make sheet music with Finale Print Music.
2. After that I delete the parts that I play from the original midi and rename it as a background track. Then I convert it to MP3 with the program "Convert midi to MP3". The MP3 sounds great! This is very similar to Karoake for a Sax.
3. Then I have 3 files: Sheet Music, original midi, and the background track MP3.
4. I use the original midi to practice the song with. I work on timing of the song with it.

When I play in public I use the background track MP3 as my backing. What do you guys think?

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Bill Mecca said:
I've done the same thing with midi for years, though I usually learn the tune by ear.
Great tip! I bet the song is a lot easier to play once you work it out by ear. Thank you Bill.

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I'm not the greatest sight reader, so....;) I also learn the lyrics and sing them in my head whilst playing. Sometimes I find even when hitting "wrong notes" if the rhythm is right, in line with the lyrics, it sometimes works out.
 
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