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fatstrat
post Apr 11 2007, 09:39 PM
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I just recently joined GMC and am wondering if my speeds should be this low for playing about a year solid, but just got serious?


sixteenth triplets---50 bpm (this is really my only problem area)


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post Apr 11 2007, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (fatstrat @ Apr 11 2007, 04:39 PM) *
I just recently joined GMC and am wondering if my speeds should be this low for playing about a year solid, but just got serious?


sixteenth triplets---50 bpm (this is really my only problem area)


HELP!!!!


Depends what you mean by just got serious .... how long have you been practicing to a metronome?

Practice every day for a month solid and you should definately see an improvement, but everyone is different, and sometimes you hit a plateau.


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post Apr 11 2007, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Apr 11 2007, 04:41 PM) *
Depends what you mean by just got serious .... how long have you been practicing to a metronome?

Practice every day for a month solid and you should definately see an improvement, but everyone is different, and sometimes you hit a plateau.



actually I just started practicing to a metronome yesterday haha, but I'm just wondering how long it might take someone just starting out with the metro to see an improvement?

Well I appreciate the help and we'll see where I'm at in a month!!!


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post Apr 11 2007, 10:37 PM
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I'd suggest that if you practice every day for a month, you'll see a marked improvement easily after 2 weeks.

Ironically, the better you get, the harder it will become to get an improvement. So you're at a good point to learn some good habits that will serve you well later. I would suggest that when you are working with a metronome, you are not aiming for speed. You're aiming to learn how to play relaxed but accurate with both the left and right hand. Once you can play a passage relaxed, the speed will follow, and you'll have little in the way of barriers towards gaining some real velocity.
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