Very true - get a multi pitch metronome - where even accent is different timbre of sound(bell glockenspiel or something).tapper mike wrote: ↑Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:18 pmHere's a thing about metronomes. They sound..TICK, tock, TICK, tock. Worse still electronic ones always sound TICK, tock, tock, tock. Always emphasis on the one.
You really don't want a full ensemble when you are practicing alone. They tend to muffle your performance into the background.
Metronome make you listen to outside world - which is the same as playing with other people - but less crowded so you notice mistakes.
Something like Boss DB-90 or Korg Beatlab with a simple volume fader for each division you want to hear(any tuplet too, if you want that). DB-90 can sync to midi clock as well if to do more appropriate clicks when recording in daw. Worth the money many times over.
I think they both allow programming so you just step a program and you go 80 bpm, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 or what you strive for. Doing 8th and 16th then, and start with quarter notes on the higher where your limit is.
And separate practising to metronome and maybe more musical soloing or so to ensemble or drum patterns. Usually there is too much going on for drums to be best for metronome purposes - this is for fun(important).
Pick and choose some passages of scales or arpeggios - and to metronome.
- go up in bpm after some minutes on each
- then go down again, I usually go 10 bpm steps either way
When I go down again - I really notice if I listened carefully to beat or not.
I do both 8th notes and 16th to again notice if I'm listening. And to make it harder triplets too. To get into the feel it sometimes helps raising volume on triplets on metronome, but then take it away again.
Troy Stetina - Speed mechanics for lead guitar - is something to pick ideas from. Some are for sync left and right hand - and others just fluency left hand(hammer on, pull offs, allowed).
Not to get schredder so much as to optimise pick movement - as I discovered. You really play layed back doing "normal" speed with no effort eventually.
A friend of mine, a drummer, said that it takes about four days for new synapses in brain to finalize what you do - what you learned sort of. And found this is very true - that not every day is optimal, give it a rest. And certainly not - anxious that you didn't practise one day - it could be for the better.
Training at gym clearly say - not same muscle groups every day. Give it a day in between. Not that you shouldn't play - just leave harder metronome exercises a rest.
Me trying to do progress ant steps on various instruments - guitar becomes maybe once a week. Play everyday - but serious metronome exercise.