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Intermediate Course & Style Modules => Intermediate Course - DVD Bonus Lessons => Topic started by: redghost on August 08, 2013, 04:23:22 pm

Title: IM-DVD-2A: Speed on falling leaf?
Post by: redghost on August 08, 2013, 04:23:22 pm
Hej! With the Falling Leaf-Exercise: As I change the speed, it's not realy possible to play with a metronom, is it? Is it not that important to keep the BPM constant in classical music?

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Title: Re: IM-DVD-2A: Speed on falling leaf?
Post by: Gregg Hermetech on October 17, 2017, 01:27:41 pm
I've been practising this a lot recently.

In the video, Justin explains this exercise is for "solo" guitar. You should be practising with a metronome for most things to develop your "internal drummer", but you learn things to be able to chose when they are appropriate, and when they are not/when you can break the rules etc.

For solo playing (not necessarily just lead, but rhythm too), it's really nice and evocative to break out of the 'metronome mould' and play with the 'falling leaf' feel, or I often think of it as like a long sine wave, where speed and intensity/volume will sometimes peak, and sometimes trough. It really can make solo playing sound much more musical, even when just strumming chords.