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Playing with a Metronome
Playing the notes of A minor with a metronome at 90 BPM
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chrisram03
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I'm working on practicing with a metronome. I have it set at 90 BPM for a class project. My timing is getting better. My intonation still needs some more practice.

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January 22, 2018 - 2:29 pm
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Keep up the great work!

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Thanks! I'm working on getting the metronome settings right. I think this might have been a bit faster than I intended it to be.  The electronic metronomes confuse me. I wanted to play in 6/8 time at 90 BPM but I think it counts differently that I think it does.

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chrisram03 said
Thanks! I'm working on getting the metronome settings right. I think this might have been a bit faster than I intended it to be.  The electronic metronomes confuse me. I wanted to play in 6/8 time at 90 BPM but I think it counts differently that I think it does.  

That's because 6/8 is a compound time signature. In 6/8, one beat is a dotted quarter note (three eighth notes).

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AndrewH said
That's because 6/8 is a compound time signature. In 6/8, one beat is a dotted quarter note (three eighth notes).  

It can be either as AndrewH says or one beat can be one eighth note as well.

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I think this is great.  IF I get to take lessons, this will be the main thing that I learn to do.  I spend a lot of time listen to music and practicing foot tapping... but I do need to inculcate that to my own practice.

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Thanks for the help understanding what the time signature is. The electronic metronomes are a bit weird in that if you set them to 6/8 90 bpm they will be too fast. I think setting the metronome to 1/4 at 90 counts more accurately. 

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hello chrisramo3: have you considered practicing this scale in 2 octaves over 4 strings? starting on G string, 1st finger, A note. You can still use open strings where they occur ie: open D, open A, open E. I don't think it would be that much harder for you, but it would be much more beneficial for several reasons. 

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