Some instruments are fine to play on your own. For example, if you play the piano, I think it doesn't get boring very quickly. But some instruments can get really boring when you practice by your own, like the bass guitar. It's a great instrument, but I think it can be less than engaging to practice for hours on end.
Boredom aside, sometimes it's important to practice alongside something other than a metronome. For those cases, ChordPulse seems like a very handy solution. The program has a free and a paid version. I tried the free option, of course. You pick a simple chord progression, click a musical style, and let it play.Read more...