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BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« on: June 17, 2009, 01:00:49 pm »
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 05:09:01 pm »
Tetsuo,

You can use it to progressively work on your speed (i.e. learn a scale, and then slowly play it faster over time with practice). You can also use it as you hint to help you keep a good tempo and know when to change chords.

I'm guessing that there's nothing stopping you using it as an aid for one minute changes, I'm sure that I read that someone on here does exactly that.

I'm sure that you'll find a LOT of use for it once Justin continues to release the new course!

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 07:00:56 pm »
Tetsuo,

Yes, I use my metronome for the 'One Minute Changes'. Set yourself a speed and work to that. Once you get comfortable with that speed, rack it up a few more notches and play along with that speed. It's great for getting the speed quicker and you also have a record then of your improvements. It's also a great tool for ensuring that your strumming tempo is kept even.

I can recommend this metronome / tuner (Korg TM40):



Good luck!

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 07:18:05 pm »
Good god, that's a Korg on acid! I have the relatively simple one that Justin just so happened to demonstrate. Pure coincidence, but I presume they're popular

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 08:05:39 pm »
Hey Chutzpah,

Yeah, the TM40 is a great little unit. It gets fun when you use the tuner and the metronome both at the same time - for example when practicing TB-007 (How to find the notes on the guitar neck). The tuner is helpful as a check to make sure you're hitting the right notes and the metronome helps to set and increase the tempo.

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 10:03:12 pm »
Thanks guys.

Ill try that when i get home!


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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 07:16:57 pm »
Hey Chutzpah,

Yeah, the TM40 is a great little unit. It gets fun when you use the tuner and the metronome both at the same time - for example when practicing TB-007 (How to find the notes on the guitar neck). The tuner is helpful as a check to make sure you're hitting the right notes and the metronome helps to set and increase the tempo.

Happy pickin' folks...

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I suppose when first starting the exercise that would be helpful but one goal is to train your ear to recognize those notes. You won't do that very well when you're using your eyes to tell you.

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 08:33:43 am »
Hi Justin,

Firstly, great site. Secondly, I just wanted to submit a tip about the metronome which might be useful to some your poorer students (like me  :)) There are free online metronomes which are pretty good if you can't afford to buy one. They probably arent as good as the real thing but I have been getting by pretty well with one from www.metronomeonline.com.

Thanks again,

Michael

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 10:04:55 am »
Hi Justin,

Firstly, great site. Secondly, I just wanted to submit a tip about the metronome which might be useful to some your poorer students (like me  :)) There are free online metronomes which are pretty good if you can't afford to buy one. They probably arent as good as the real thing but I have been getting by pretty well with one from newbielink:http://www.metronomeonline.com [nonactive].

Thanks again,

Michael

Actually.... i think this is better....has more options: newbielink:http://webmetronome.com/ [nonactive]

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BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 12:10:06 pm »
I have found a metronome on the internet  ;D

so i i dont have one everyone could use that


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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 01:25:42 pm »
Actually.... i think this is better....has more options: http://webmetronome.com/

I found that one to be inacurate as it would sometimes get out of tempo (most likely due to my computer stealing its resources).

This one is dead accurate: http://a.bestmetronome.com/. However it does not have the beats per cycle option :(

If you google abit you'll find several free software metronomes for download aswell.
Here's one i like: http://www.nch.com.au/metronome/index.html
« Last Edit: September 05, 2009, 01:48:24 pm by LoadingLevelOne »

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 03:52:51 pm »
I ordered the metronome/tuner the other day by internet for about $20(at amazon). I have yet to try it, I hope it's worth it

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 09:51:38 pm »
When using the metronome to practise playing a song - is it a bad idea to try and sing as well?

It seems kind of empty to just play basic chords - I've been trying to learn for ages but just started on Justins method so I guess I need to take a few steps back in some places to do stuff properly.

The only problem I have with singing and playing to the metronome is that I can't sing and count at the same time ...

hmm ..as I say it "aloud" the answer seems obvious - better learn one thing at a time

Sean

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2009, 01:22:44 am »
Any good metronome will let you put how many beats per measures there are. That way you can keep track

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Re: BC-125 • Introducing the metronome
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2009, 05:01:13 am »
I don't use the metronome now it just puts a way too much pressure on me and I get nervous(I know I'm playing by myself and not dazzling some huge audience) but this happens each and every time.  My teacher just said forget about it for now.  I tap my foot and increase it for speed.  I don't know how many beats per minute but that's what I'm doing for now!

Ya if I'm strumming a song or something I sing a long with it.  Why not?  I sound like a dead cow but no one is listening! lol

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