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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jd56hawk, May 18, 2019.
Jeff Belin doesn't think so,I've never used one,but if it works for you,go for it
A musician who can't keep time ain't worth squat.
His drummer was Ringo, soooo....
No wonder you don’t like slap.
I'd rather have a drummer. Besides who want tic-toc?
Eh, more with Berlin on this one. But who cares, try it and use it if you think it helps. Don't get why it's such a holy war.
OK: I confess I don't use a metronome (tic-tocks & beeps are indeed annoying) but I do always practice with a drum machine, drum loops, recorded song, some sort of external time keeping reference really helps keep me sharp and honest.
Of course if your drummer ISN'T Ringo, he may drift...
If ya can't play to a click, ain't nobody finna call you.
Subbed! (waiting for the jokes about drummers )
may the bass be with you
Okay I play:
You won' t get problems in a restaurant, when you show up with a metronome.
A metronome will stay in time, sitting behind the hot background singers.
I guess no one noticed Paul has a Hofner metronome and a Ric metronome.
And some people think you only need one...a Precision metronome!
No Precision, no time. And vice versa.
I guess no one noticed these metronomes are clearly Photoshop.
I found that if I just use what works for me (regardless of what anyone else thinks) and don’t try to dictate what somebody else should use, things almost always work out best for everyone.
FWIW, playing against a tap delay, or even a simple delay pedal, is also a useful tool to help tighten up your sense of timing. A little more fun too! I’ve been using a delay for many years this way.
Somebody asked if I saw some Mark King video where he suggested doing the same thing. I hadn’t. But I figure if somebody as rhythmically savvy as Mark King also recommends it, then I can’t be too wrong in my thinking.
Either way it works for me. Try it yourself (or not) if you like.
Jeff Berlin says a metronome won't help you learn music... and he's right. It's a bit of a waste of time to have that IF you don't know the music (or if you don't know the neck well enough to move to the next note without having to remember where to go). That said, used properly a metronome is a very valuable tool. To avoid it for some kind of philosophical reason is silly.
-If I'm preparing a piece of music that says it's to be played at 128bpm, I want to know I'm ready for rehearsal.
-If I'm reading complex rhythms I want to make sure I'm not adding or subtracting beats and having a different sound for the down beat is a good check.
-If I'm reviewing scales and arpeggios, I want to make sure I'm not rushing (I tend to do that).
-Check out some of the metronome exercises Wooten suggests. They aren't easy.
-If you can't play to a click, you've got some kind of technical problem that needs to be addressed.
Tempo and groove and all that stuff is everyones business, not just the drummer.
just reading through to see if any body else noticed the photoshopping.
Some people dig them.
Some people don't.