What brings you to my website?
Welcome to my website. I am Joanne Cooper, a singer-songwriter from Johannesburg South Africa.
I have been playing the guitar since I was 13 years old and have always loved to sing, play and perform. Over the last few years I have built an online presence around my music and I hope you will find something of interest on this site.
Firstly, I am a reseller of the wonderful PG Music product called Band-in-a-Box. This is simply the best auto-accompaniment tool on the web! You simply type the chords of your song into an easy to use interface, select a style and, bingo, you have a beautiful backing track with real musicians playing instruments of your choice along with your chord progression, tempo, and key. It really is that easy. I have been a dedicated Band-in-a-Box user since 2012 and have produced hundreds of songs, both covers, and originals using this unique tool. I have also produced a video course and an e-Book and have gathered a huge archive of Band-in-a-Box songs. When you purchase Band-in-a-Box from me, you will automatically be given a "starter kit" of the eBook, video course, and a few of my personal Band-in-a-Box songs.
Then we have my play-along videos on Youtube. A few years ago I started making play-along videos with scrolling chords and lyrics, karaoke-style, of the backing tracks of the songs in my setlist. The idea was that I could take these videos along to my gigs and I would not need a separate MP3 player and songbook. Then I had the thought that other people would enjoy these videos and I started uploading them to Youtube. Since then the channel has gone from strength to strength with over 20,000 subscribers and 28 million views.
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