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fkalich
post Aug 28 2007, 12:22 PM
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I am always getting ideas from people here (I may not do the same exact thing as y'all, however I get the ideas from people). So I thought I would share one.

I use Rhythm Rascal for my metronome. I primarily have a working speed. But what I also do is create a series of patterns in Rhythm Rascal, where the tempo will increase slowly in steps, to the maximum speed I want to work with. You can do that with the free demo version. You can create whatever series of patterns you like. I am using one that has a certain bpm for 8 bars, then increases 5 bpm, and so on up to the maximum speed I want to work with (12 levels from 120bpm to 180bpm). I set it to repeat, so it is like doing intervals on an exercise machine. I find this helpful. I might work on a one bar section, or a 2 bar section, or even a 4 bar section with this pattern series. Of course you can come up with variations to suit your needs. Rhythm Rascal has a demo version. Unfortunately I don't think it lets you clone patterns with that, but it does not take long to enter them and save that to a file.

edited: typos

I attached the example file I was talking about. I zipped it, the forum program would not allow upload of the extension name on the file. So you have to extract it if you want to look at it in rhythm rascal (or save yourself some typing)

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post Aug 28 2007, 12:50 PM
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Hey that sounds like a cool idea. Im gonna try that. From my perspective. I belive that can really help you wiht you timing, and help you increase your speed to. Tahts awesome and havent thought of that before im gonna try it right now biggrin.gif.


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post Aug 28 2007, 12:55 PM
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QUOTE (Ryan @ Aug 28 2007, 06:50 AM) *
Hey that sounds like a cool idea. Im gonna try that. From my perspective. I belive that can really help you wiht you timing, and help you increase your speed to. Tahts awesome and havent thought of that before im gonna try it right now biggrin.gif.


Glad to help a fellow Jayhawk. I found myself struggling trying to move up on speed, and keep the rhythm/accenting of the section sounding like it did at slow speeds. I would get the feel for it at slow speed, put down the guitar and up the metronome, pick up my guitar, and damn, I had lost the feel, could not capture the rhythm/accenting.

With this you never take a break like that, and you can carry the feel forward much easier.

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post Aug 28 2007, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 28 2007, 07:55 AM) *
Glad to help a fellow Jayhawk. I found myself struggling trying to move up on speed, and keep the rhythm/accenting of the section sounding like it did at slow speeds. I would get the feel for it at slow speed, put down the guitar and up the metronome, pick up my guitar, and damn, I had lost the feel, could not capture the rhythm/accenting.

With this you never take a break like that, and you can carry the feel forward much easier.

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Sounds like a good idea- downloading it now, thanks!


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That program kicks ass! so simple to use
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