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Metronomes – Important Tool for Learning Tempo & Rhythm
Do you use a Metronome?
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March 17, 2024 - 7:21 pm
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Are you using the app every time you practice?

I cant say everytime but more than not.   depends on what im doing or trying to accomplish.  Really like playing along to videos and mp3s of a favorite track but i think i was getting kind of an auto pilot thing going.  putting on something that clicks or beats twice a measure has helped me start listening better outside of myself..and is helping with the group thing.  especially with tunes i know but havent played in a group.  its weird.. cant explain..

anyway..Whatevwr works... do that.  


March 18, 2024 - 11:56 am
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I use my metronome occasionally to check-in with my inner sense of timing. 

Also, when I'm trying to gradually speed up something--doing it incrementally to maintain steadiness.

Also (also), when I'm working on something that I tend to rush on--like right now.  I've got a piece I'm going to perform w/others, and I have a couple sections in it that I tend to rush, so I practice that section (as well as the whole piece) with the metronome to make sure I practice the tempo I'm going to play it at & that I'm steady.

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

Gordon Shumway
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March 18, 2024 - 4:52 pm
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If it hasn't been mentioned, something I'd recommend is to try to hear your accompanist in your head.


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