Welcome to my website. I am Joanne Cooper, a singer-songwriter and producer from Johannesburg, South Africa. I aim to bring the joy back into making music for singers, musicians, teachers, students, and songwriters, no matter what the level of expertise, by providing auto-accompaniment software (Band-in-a-Box) as well as guitar play-along videos.
Band-in-a-Box 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 real 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. Please view my video "How to make a quality backing track in under two minutes using Band-in-a-Box" for a very quick demo on how to do exactly that.
Secondly, I have been making guitar play-along videos and publishing them to my YouTube channel since 2014. These are like karaoke for guitar with chords and lyrics scrolling along in time to the song or backing track. The channel has gone from strength to strength with over 22,000 subscribers and 30 million views. I continue to serve guitar players by publishing a new video nearly every day.