Dillonski
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#1
Hey everyone,
I've started to use a metronome to improve my timing and technique.
For example I have a three string sweep arpeggio that consists of 6 notes that are repeated, I can play this at 90bmp playing with crotchets and quavers but I can't seem to get my head around Semiquavers. I just end up loosing time and not knowing where to go. Might sound stupid but I find it really difficult to count these.

Any help guys? Sorry if I'm hard to understand.

Cheers
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#2
clap the rhythm out
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#3
It's hard because the first note doesn't always land on the beat, so you need to have a really good "inner clock", and keep your fingers and pick moving in a steady semiquaver pattern, whilst tapping your foot to a steady crotchet.

The trick is keeping the beat steady otherwise it's pointless.
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bondmorkret
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#4
Try doubling the metronome speed (180bpm) so there's more clicks to cling onto. When this makes more sense, drop the tempo back to 90bpm!
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#5
I'm afraid I don't know what crotchets and quavers are. Could somebody put that in violist terms?
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quarter and eighth notes
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quarter and eighth notes

Oh. I've never heard those terms used before, so I wasn't sure.
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Oh. I've never heard those terms used before, so I wasn't sure.

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No, it's because I'm an american. :P
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Oh. I've never heard those terms used before, so I wasn't sure.

I'm from a little island in the North Atlantic.

The following is more accurate, though...
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...and this...
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No, it's because I'm an american. :P

Stop being such a minim.
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