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sigma7
post Jun 16 2008, 10:03 PM
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How do you multitask listening to the beeps ON A METRENOME and play at the same time. IT IS FREAKING ME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.gif

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post Jun 16 2008, 10:12 PM
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Hmm..i guess that is something that some people take for granted.

You could think of it this way: dont follow the metonome beeps. Follow you're internal sense of rhythm, but let that be guided by the beeps you hear from the metornome.

Another thing is that you shouldnt be thinking too much about what you hands are doing- i generally practise something a fair bit until i can play it starting with a down or upstroke and usually to the point where im not looking at the fretboard- then when it comes to metronome practise im not concentrating on two things because the playing is already taken care of.

Good luck! but id like to see what others say about this as ive really never thought about it before.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:49 PM
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Well for one thing, you must start practicing with metronome really slow. Start of with whole notes, that is 4 click per one note picked. At this tempo you will definitely have enough time to focus on everything you are practicing one.


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post Jun 17 2008, 08:18 AM
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I often count out a new rythm before playinig it to a metronome, you could try this also! If your playing 6-tuplets just for examples sake,

count out loud 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 , 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 etc

Where 1 is the metronone click (the beat). Then try to do it with the metronome on!

Beep - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 -6 , Beep - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 -6

Does that make sense? it soon becomes second nature! No multitasking here wink.gif


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post Jun 18 2008, 03:18 AM
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QUOTE (sigma7 @ Jun 16 2008, 04:03 PM) *
How do you multitask listening to the beeps ON A METRENOME and play at the same time. IT IS FREAKING ME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.gif

ANY TIPS?


I really do not have any additional tips but do not give up on the metronome. I hated it, still do really but always use it as it really does help and you will eventually start to see improvement in your playing because of it.


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post Jun 18 2008, 04:07 AM
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QUOTE (sigma7 @ Jun 16 2008, 10:03 PM) *
How do you multitask listening to the beeps ON A METRENOME and play at the same time. IT IS FREAKING ME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.gif

ANY TIPS?


this helped me out alot... i used to struggle with the metronome, until i started to accent the notes that im hitting on the beat.. If im playing 4 notes per beat, then after every 4th note i accent it along with the beep, after you do this for awhile youll get the hang of it... i think its much easier than counting


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post Jun 18 2008, 07:24 AM
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matt stole the words from my mouth.

Not only that, but count while you play. This will keep you focused on the metronome without having to depend on listening to it as much because you will be verbalizing it.

And as mentioned above again, start slow, it's worth it.



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post Jun 18 2008, 09:20 AM
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Don't worry man you'll get used to it and later on you won't be focused on it that much but still play in its beat.. wink.gif


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post Jun 18 2008, 09:35 AM
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If you know a drummer also it is useful to jam with them as they can give you a bit more of an interesting beat to stick to and you tend to hear it easier.


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