Slow MP3 is a tool written in Java that can play either MP3 or WAV files and allows users to do the following:

  • Transcribe/Transpose song to any key
  • Slow down tempo
  • Loop song parts
  • Identify notes and chords

Since this tool is written in Java, you need to have one of these packages installed in Ubuntu/Linux Mint:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

You can now download Slow MP3 to your home directory with these commands:

mkdir -p ~/Slow-MP3 && cd ~/Slow-MP3 
wget -c -O SlowMP3.jar

Start the application with this command:

java -jar ~/Slow-MP3/SlowMP3.jar

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