Jun 11, 2019
How To Use Metronome
The question is NOT whether to use a metronome - it's HOW to use a metronome.
PUBLISHED: Jan 7, 2016 UPDATED: Jun 11, 2019 • VIEWS: 20 • LESSON CODE: ML13 •
Instruments: ANY banjo bass drums guitar harmonica kazoo lapsteel mandolin music piano ukulele Subjects: rock • practice • reading • fingerboard • scales • improvisation • quickstart • fingerpicking • technique • theory • picking • chords
How To Use Metronome
A metronome is a device that produces an audible click or other sound at a regular interval that can be set by the user, typically in beats per minute (BPM)
Using a metronome involves the following steps:
- Buy one or find the one you already have and never use.
- Turn it on and use it.
Well it really is that simple. However here are a few more tips to get the most our of it.
First - All a metronome is simply an _external_ time keeper to help you develop your own _internal_ time keeper.
- Start SLOW and increase the tempo a few clicks at a time.
- Don't stop unless it's a real train wreck. For minor problems keep going - you're going to do the section, piece again.
- Break the music down to a measure, line or section at a time before proceeding to the next measure.
- For difficult melodies separate the rhythm from he notes and let the phrase monotone, as if it was one note.
If reading music it can be broken down to note recognition and rhythm. These can be separated to identify any problem areas in each.
A Metronome is not really that scary once your internal time is isync with external time.ALL musicians are responsible for keeping time in a band situation. It's not the role on one musician vs. another.
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