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timing

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by sk8boarder317, Mar 9, 2003.


  1. sk8boarder317

    sk8boarder317 Guest

    Mar 5, 2003
    Madison, WI
    ive been listening to my 16th notes and i cant tell if there on beat...any suggestions?
     
  2. Buy a metronome.
    ;)
     
  3. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Yup, metronome! BTW, nice avatar, Bassin' :)
     
  4. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    download a demo version of cool edit pro - you`ll be able to see if your timing is ok - just record yourself and zoom the tracks of the beat and your bass:)
     
  5. sk8boarder317

    sk8boarder317 Guest

    Mar 5, 2003
    Madison, WI
    i have a mentronome but ill try that program.thnx
     
  6. Funkateer

    Funkateer

    Jul 5, 2002
    Los Gatos, CA
    The metronome is important, but using it effectively requires a little thought. Ed Friedland suggests setting the 'nome at 40 and then play 8 notes per beat. This is effectively playing 16ths in cut time. This has helped me play 16ths more evenly. Start with the click on beats 1 and 3, and then try the more difficult exercise of using the clicks as the 2 and 4 backbeat.