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post Jun 7 2008, 02:04 AM
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Hey guys,
I realize the importance of a metronome. I am just starting out using one after listening to the lesson on the importance of a metronome (beginner lesson :-) Anyway, my question is this: Do you concentrate consciously on the metronome when you are playing, trying to time the beeps and all, or are you more just feeling the tempo and not consciously paying attention to the beeps and paying more attention to what you are playing. I feel the second way is more fun since you can focus more on the music. However, I want to make sure that this way you still get the benefits of the metronome. Any help would be much appreciated as I am confused :-/ !! Thanks all!
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post Jun 7 2008, 02:26 AM
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Thats a tough question, I generally focus heavily on the metronome at low tempos but as I speed up I more or less feel the beat. Thats also my preference, try to experiment and find out what works for you.


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post Jun 7 2008, 04:39 AM
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I use metronome for slow practice.
Slow practice is the quickest way for the secure and fast playing.
But the problem is that people tend to play at a comfortable speed, which is often faster than it is needed for detailed practice.
So, that's when a metronome becomes handy to keep you away from rushing.

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post Jun 7 2008, 05:08 AM
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I think that you need to practice things very slow, things that are very fast in general,and abut that focus thing,well you should make a habit in time to kinda focus on the music but to hear the beep's in back of your head.(for me is like that when I practice with metronome)


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post Jun 7 2008, 05:47 AM
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thank you gentlemen for your responses. I will keep that advice in mind, especially using the metronome to slow down speed and not to rush.. tty guys!
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post Jun 7 2008, 02:00 PM
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Here's a sample of using a metronome:

start with whole notes @ 60bpm (4 clicks per note)
go up by a 20bpm's at a time 60-80-100

then move on to half notes @60bpm (2 clicks per note)
again go up by 20bpm's

move to quarter notes @ 60bpm (click per note)
go up by 20bpm's

move to eight notes @60bpm and go up by 20's

move to sixteen notes and go up by 10-5-2- and eventaully 1 bpm at a time.


the most important part of this practice is too focus mainly on the fingers at slower tempos. when you go through whole note, focus on the left hand movement, it must be fluid and cempletely clean and equal.


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post Jun 11 2008, 05:46 AM
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Thank you Ivan and everyone else. I appreciate your time
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