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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 08:54:05 am »
Thanks for the share Richard.

I'm trying to get my strumming better, so I've started playing with a metronome. This has shown that my timing on the songs I'm learning is somewhat off.

Playing the down strums is fine, it's when I put the up strums in it is throwing me out and I can't work out if I'm going to fast or to slow that is causing my down strums to be off the beat.

Should doing this exercise help with the strumming or is this really just for fingering? I have been practicing my strumming with the metronome set at 80 and then just doing my 8th strumming and trying to stick to the beat that way.

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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 12:40:11 pm »
Hey mate,

Dont want to butt in here, but have you checked out Justins strumming course - Strumming Techniques 1&2?
Brilliant. Transformed my strumming and rhythm in a couple of months. Over 4hrs of focused and detailed tuition, and great pdf reference/worksheets, all downloadable. And at about $10 or so, its basically a robbery with a huge payoff.
Thanks for the share Richard.

I'm trying to get my strumming better, so I've started playing with a metronome. This has shown that my timing on the songs I'm learning is somewhat off.

Playing the down strums is fine, it's when I put the up strums in it is throwing me out and I can't work out if I'm going to fast or to slow that is causing my down strums to be off the beat.

Should doing this exercise help with the strumming or is this really just for fingering? I have been practicing my strumming with the metronome set at 80 and then just doing my 8th strumming and trying to stick to the beat that way.

Thanks. :)

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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 12:51:06 pm »
Not a problem. :)

I haven't and I've just had a look for the ebook but they seem to have vanished. As soon as I can find it I'll purchase it and give it go.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 12:52:05 pm »
Strike the above, I've found the course.
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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2021, 08:58:46 pm »
The issue with strumming vs single string playing is that it will be almost impossible to make the metronome disappear because it takes time to strike all the strings. The time period - still fractions of a second but even so - will outlast a metronome click. For strumming have you tried playing to a drum track backing?

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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2021, 11:44:12 pm »
On trick I used to help was to set a metronome at twice the beat I wanted to practice and work to time the down on a click and an up on the next click. It “centered” my up strum. Just doing it long enough to get the feel for the middle of the beat.

I agree with the strumming lessons as well. They are pretty cool.


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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2021, 08:44:27 am »
Thank you Richard and Jamo for you replies. :)

Richard, no, I've not tried a drum backing track. Is there any you could recommend and where to get them from please?

Jamo, speeding the metro up sounds like a good idea. I'll also give that a go. Anything that will help me get that beat spot on.
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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2021, 09:09:10 am »
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Richard, no, I've not tried a drum backing track. Is there any you could recommend and where to get them from please?

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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2021, 10:40:49 am »
This disappearing metronome thing is fascinating. I’ve been trying to do this today and it’s actually quite difficult. I’m in the habit of tapping my foot and I’ve realised that my foot tap is louder than my metronome. If I stop tapping my foot my picking hand stops too!

I hadn’t come across this lesson before. There are all sorts of interesting lessons tucked away on the site that aren’t part of any particular course and which you can be unaware of if you are following a course.
I would never have found this lesson if it hadn’t come up on the forum. It’s hidden away as a subset of a subset of a subset……
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Re: TE-403 The Disappearing Metronome Trick
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 11:07:28 am »
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Thank you, kind sir.

Gordon. I agree, there is so much hidden away and from the front screen I don't think you have a chance of finding most of it.
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