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post Oct 24 2009, 05:43 PM
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Can you count loud the beat (for instance 1 - 2 - 3 - 4) when playing (intricate) guitar parts?

I've been told it's a good exercise to develop rhythm, which makes sense. What do you think?
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post Oct 24 2009, 05:46 PM
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Yeh, any way of counting that helps you with rhythm placement is good imo. Just don't do it when you play a gig. tongue.gif
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post Oct 24 2009, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Oct 24 2009, 06:46 PM) *
Yeh, any way of counting that helps you with rhythm placement is good imo. Just don't do it when you play a gig. tongue.gif


Actually, sometimes Bruce Dickinson (singer of iron maiden) does it. He shouts "one two three four"!
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post Oct 24 2009, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE (Phil666 @ Oct 24 2009, 05:54 PM) *
Actually, sometimes Bruce Dickinson (singer of iron maiden) does it. He shouts "one two three four"!


Is that not to count in to the start of something though. Not too keep time.
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post Oct 24 2009, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Oct 24 2009, 06:55 PM) *
Is that not to count in to the start of something though. Not too keep time.

Of course!!! it just sounds cool in that context.
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post Oct 24 2009, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (Phil666 @ Oct 24 2009, 06:54 PM) *
Actually, sometimes Bruce Dickinson (singer of iron maiden) does it. He shouts "one two three four"!


Yeah that is a common singers trick to count in cool parts of the song and make it more interesting to audience and to anticipate a more drastic change in rhythm! smile.gif

Counting out loud or tapping your foot is a good practice!


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post Oct 24 2009, 11:56 PM
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QUOTE (Phil666 @ Oct 24 2009, 06:54 PM) *
Actually, sometimes Bruce Dickinson (singer of iron maiden) does it. He shouts "one two three four"!


Actually I heard Ozzy count to three... (but only once) laugh.gif


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post Oct 25 2009, 01:35 AM
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QUOTE (Phil666 @ Oct 24 2009, 06:43 PM) *
Can you count loud the beat (for instance 1 - 2 - 3 - 4) when playing (intricate) guitar parts?

I've been told it's a good exercise to develop rhythm, which makes sense. What do you think?


nope, I can't do it. playing triplets and counting 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -> no way laugh.gif
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post Oct 25 2009, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Oct 25 2009, 12:56 AM) *
Actually I heard Ozzy count to three... (but only once) laugh.gif


Could be they were playing in 3/4 wink.gif

That said, we used to count into everything 1, 2, 3, 4 in my band. We thought it became a bit messy to count into 9/8, 15/16 or something weird.


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