Metronome exercises


#1

http://somuchsound.blogspot.com/2012/10/improve-your-groove-7-metronome-tricks.html


#2

Pretty cool…

A lot of top flight players have endless debates (Wars :smile:) about this subject. There are those that swear by the use of the metronome, and others that say it’s more important to develop a sense of time while playing with others.

Bruno hates metronomes. He points out to the pro-metronome guys, “What’s wrong with Ray Brown’s time?”


#3

People really argue these things? I know that the metronome is a useful tool for me. It’s a honest metric for checking timing and gets me to make corrections. I think the bottom line is that it teaches you to listen.


#4

It’s definitely useful when playing alone or against backtracks or when tracking first tracks where there’s no drums yet.

Playing with others…I don’t do that…:slight_smile:


#5

[quote=“AlbertA, post:4, topic:6762”]It’s definitely useful when playing alone or against backtracks or when tracking first tracks where there’s no drums yet.

Playing with others…I don’t do that…:)[/quote]

I don’t see it as that much difference from playing with others. You’re going to hit notes in time based on what you’re hearing. It teaches you to listen. A metronome just won’t stray as much. Plus there’s some really advanced ones that’ll change tempo.


#6

I enjoy practicing my modes with a metronome…

(fuck that Bruno guy…)


#7

As I said WARS…

Just a quick search will yield numerous threads on the topic from this site. This one was memorable because of all the heavies going back and forth with 262 entries.
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.music.makers.guitar.jazz/browse_thread/thread/a7bb72cc0d979b3a/c431a62fae3043e6?q=metronome&lnk=ol&

Bruno advoactes practicing with a backer or along with a CD, Playing with other people is best in his opinion. But as you can see by the thread above, everone has an opinion.


#8

As a musician, I think right or wrong is relative to the individual. I suspect someone subliminally planted a “fuck that Bruno guy” into my head too. :smile:


#9

If you change the font color to white, you can’t see the letters…UNLESS you hit CRTL + A

…oh look at you, you little super sleuth you!