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How's your timing?
Little web app that measures you timing
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This was a fun little game to try. I'm not really interested in anyone's scores but a couple of things that I thought were interesting:

1. Are you consistently ahead or behind the beat?

2. If you do other things (like stomp your feet, bob your head, etc. ) does it help?

3. Is your left or right hand better? 

4. If you subdivide the beat is your score any better? (Haven't had a chance to try this yet)

5. If you use your foot is it better? (JK I didn't actually stomp on my keyboard)

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I just tried it four times.  I got 767, 769, 785, 850. (I have no shame). Thanks that was fun.

 

 

This was a fun little game to try. I'm not really interested in anyone's scores but a couple of things that I thought were interesting:

1. Are you consistently ahead or behind the beat? perhaps behind.

2. If you do other things (like stomp your feet, bob your head, etc. ) does it help? Shoulder shrug

3. Is your left or right hand better?  only tried right.

4. If you subdivide the beat is your score any better? (Haven't had a chance to try this yet) didn't try

5. If you use your foot is it better? (JK I didn't actually stomp on my keyboard) ha ha ha ha

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I tend to be too early rather than too late. That was interesting.  Which reminds me of a couple of drummer jokes.

 

Q: How do you know when there is a drummer at your door?

A:  The knock speeds up.

 

Q: Why do drummers join bands?

A: They like to hang around with musicians. 

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fiddlinsteudel said
This was a fun little game to try. I'm not really interested in anyone's scores but a couple of things that I thought were interesting:

1. Are you consistently ahead or behind the beat? - not quite 50/50 - slight tendency to be too late

2. If you do other things (like stomp your feet, bob your head, etc. ) - yes - see 4

3. Is your left or right hand better? only tried once, with right

4. If you subdivide the beat is your score any better? (Haven't had a chance to try this yet) - I don't know if better or not (only tried once) but, I did subdivide the beat with a "half-finger-tap not reaching the keyboard" - and I don't really know why I do that - I often do something similar when just listening-along to music, especially if there is a complex rhythm going on with more than one instrument playing...

5. If you use your foot is it better? (JK I didn't actually stomp on my keyboard) - hahaha

   @Uzi - LOL - makes a change - warms my heart to see we've stopped making viola jokes !!!!

EDIT: Oh - and I meant to say Mark @fiddlinsteudel - nice find !!! cool !

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1. Are you consistently ahead or behind the beat? Seemed to be pretty even, about 50/50

2. If you do other things (like stomp your feet, bob your head, etc. ) does it help? Didn't seem to.

3. Is your left or right hand better? My left seemed slightly better (I am right handed). Did the test a couple times, right hand stayed around 850, left hand got 867

4. If you subdivide the beat is your score any better? (Haven't had a chance to try this yet) Didn't try this

5. If you use your foot is it better? (JK I didn't actually stomp on my keyboard) Hahaha 

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5. If you use your foot is it better? (JK I didn't actually stomp on my keyboard) Hahaha 

...  Know what - gonna take off my shoes and socks, put the lappy on the floor, and try that for a laugh with my big-toe........     really....   hahaha - ( says Bill, a regular foot-tapper )   OMG - I'll let you know....

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I am getting better...

but I wonder if that just means I am getting better at getting a higher score.. OR is my timing getting better?

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Yeah that's a good question I wondered that too. I question whether or not it really helps your timing. But I think (for me at least) it highlights how different techniques help your timing: tapping your foot, bobbing your head, subdividing the beat, counting out loud.

If you want to improve timing use your fiddle and your metronome.

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I did the one on FB and after a few tries I was in the high 800's.

You don't EVEN want to know how much practice it took to get this one!

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My first score was 867 but seems to have gone downhill afterwards. I nodded my head along with the beat as I went.

And holy cow to that 997 score!!!

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I don't think it has helped my playing any. I just looked at that little test thing as a fun thing to do. My timing comes from the back tracks I use and listen to and fromt he others in the group I play with.

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