Metronome Question
sigma7
Aug 16 2008, 07:20 PM
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Hey GMC! I am being really bugged out by my metronome. I much prefer backing tracks and drum machines to beeps and clicks. Does it matter if u use a drum machine over a metronome in the long run or would using a drum machine be worse to use than a metronome? unsure.gif

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Bogdan Radovic
Aug 16 2008, 07:23 PM
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In my opinion no , but its best to use simple beats while practicing.Both keep the time well and serve the purpose smile.gif

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Aug 16 2008, 07:27 PM
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I used to prefer just simple drum beats- and refused to use a metronome.

Nowadays i still prefer backing tracks as its way more fun but i don't shy away from the metronome anymore- i see it as the keys to speed, so why not!?

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Marcus Siepen
Aug 16 2008, 07:27 PM
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I agree with Bogdan, whatever gives you teh beat, a click track or a drumcomputer, this doesn't matter, but if you rpactice you should definitely stick to simple rhythms and avoid fancy breaks and rolls

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sigma7
Aug 16 2008, 07:29 PM
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thanx guys! happy.gif Ill take ur advice and use a nome for building speed and drum machine for time. bc i cant stand the beeps anymore

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Ivan Milenkovic
Aug 16 2008, 10:36 PM
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It's all matter of habit mate, and if you prefer drums, keep it that way. btw. if you can do it with a drum machine you should be able to do it with click. If you don't like the sound of a click, try another metronome that has more pleasing sound to it.

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Daniel Robinson
Aug 17 2008, 04:35 AM
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Using a metronome for certain things obviously is better when learning them..

In my opinion though using a drum beat gives the best of both worlds. First you are learning timing. But at the same time you are learn to listen to another instrument.

I find alot of times guys will get lost when playing with other musicians because they forget to listen to what else is going on. Learning this skill earlier is a good key to success in my opinion.

When playing live, or recording, or any other facet of playing guitar is involved you need to really listen to the others playing with you. Its the give an take and being in sync, and in tune with the others that gives a band that polished sound.

So if you are using a drum machine now, go for it. It is just as steady as a metronome, and you are learning about rhythm in a more abstract way.

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sigma7
Aug 17 2008, 05:23 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Robinson @ Aug 16 2008, 11:35 PM) *
Using a metronome for certain things obviously is better when learning them..

In my opinion though using a drum beat gives the best of both worlds. First you are learning timing. But at the same time you are learn to listen to another instrument.

I find alot of times guys will get lost when playing with other musicians because they forget to listen to what else is going on. Learning this skill earlier is a good key to success in my opinion.

When playing live, or recording, or any other facet of playing guitar is involved you need to really listen to the others playing with you. Its the give an take and being in sync, and in tune with the others that gives a band that polished sound.

So if you are using a drum machine now, go for it. It is just as steady as a metronome, and you are learning about rhythm in a more abstract way.

Daniel



i think ur 100% absolutely right everybody and Daniel, u make a really good point. Drum Machine it is! WHOO HOO! Thanx everybody! biggrin.gif

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Ramiro Delforte
Aug 18 2008, 08:45 AM
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I've never used a metronome. I played over songs that is like playing over a drum machine. A good way to keep a pulse is putting the metronome aside and trying keep the tempo on your body. Then you come back to the metronome to assure that you kept the pulse. Is like singing while playing the piano or the guitar, then you sing but without the instrument and the you check if you kept the intonation.
I hope it was usefull.
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