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hey guys,

so i finally reached a point in my book where its teaching eighth notes and im in need of a bit of help. i dunno what it is but its like i kinda get stuck playing it. if there is 4 eighth notes and then two regular notes i have a hard time stopping the eighths and going for a regular note and if there is switching notes i get all sorts of discombobulated. has this happened to anyones else? anyone know how to get around that? lol. its sounds really funny typeing it out but its whats happening. lol thanks for ya'lls help!

 

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It will resolve with practice. You might try slowing everything down until you are comfortable with the fingering then concentrate on the timing.  It also helps to play a song you know already.  That way you know how it is supposed to sound and that will help your brain make it correct. 

 

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My teach drew a chart like this for my son when he studied with her.  It helped him to picture it in his mind first:

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How do you get rid of the extra attachments down on the left side of the reply box?  I noticed that the picture I attached first  had a line missing so I corrected it and replaced it.

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@Schaick - im not sure how to get rid of them unless you can edit the post and delete the older versions. anywho after studying it a bit it acutally has helped alot more understanding wise of the notes. so thank you for sharing it 😀 

 

@1stimestar  Indeed it does seem to get a bit better. i dunno why i didn't think of using a metronome the first few practices where i was having trouble. I suddenly remembered i had downloaded a metronome app onto my phone and i slowed it way down and just practiced a D scale doing 2 eighth notes and one regular notes for each note of the scale and it has slowly resolved itsself. for the most part. as soon as i speed up i get suck and confused a bit but oh well.  i guess i was a bit preemptive in asking for help. lol.

 

your guys posts just reminded me that sometimes its just good old practice that works out alot of problems and there isn't always a "fix" :D

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I get mixed up with dotted 32nd notes.

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rockinglr33 said

8th notessmiley-face-punchingMe lol  

Hahahahahahahaahahaaa! That's funny!

Good thought about the metronome! And I'd suggest to count out loud while You don't use one =)

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I get mixed up with dotted 32nd notes.

I'm stuck with dotted 16th! LOLOLOLOL!.... 32th.... sounds scaryfainting-1344roflroflroflroflroflroflroflrofl

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I have to count and use a metranome or i just tune out the metranome lol, but its working.

 

16th and 32nd notes i don't even want to think about right now! thats a terrifying prospect lol! ugh!!! dunno how you guys do it! 

 

I shall master you 8th notes!!!! 

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You could use score-writing software such as MuseScore (free and open software from musescore.org) to enter whatever rhythm pattern you're interested in, then have the software play the score for you to hear.

You could add some percussion so you can hear the beat and tap along with it.  You could play it at whatever tempo you want.

There are good video tutorials at the download site, to teach you the basics in an hour or two.

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