Poll: Do you use a metronome?
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View poll results: Do you use a metronome?
Metronome
86 59%
No Metronome
59 41%
Voters: 145.
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#3
I wish mine would give that different sounding tock on the first beat of every measure. I need to get a better one...
#5
yes, i think its almost a necessity.
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#6
I never did and i get along just fine. Alot of guys never used them. When it comes to playing, i'm not looking for that 'perfect' everything. Who cares if a few notes are sloppy.
#8
i use one sometimes for practicing scales and other exercises. i always use one when i am recording guitar riffs into my computer. but for practicing songs, lately i find that guitar pro is the best way to go because you can highlight any part you want and loop the playback at any speed. this practice technique is paying off big so far. so yes, i kind of use one.
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#10
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drum machine from effects pedal. Same thing

same here
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#13
http://www.metronomeonline.com/ FTW!

plus I have a few others, but thats always a start
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#14
i use it for finger exercise
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#15
I have a drum loop program I jam with, but for the purposes of the poll, I said Yes.
#16
I have one, cos i know it's important to practice with one, but I don't know what to do with it to be honest. It doesn't click fast enough for me to practice playing faster.

Are they more used for playing scales slower and just becoming more accurate?

I do use guitar pro when learning songs though, so I do use some sort of metronome you could say.
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#18
Quote by MrAngryEyes
I have one, cos i know it's important to practice with one, but I don't know what to do with it to be honest. It doesn't click fast enough for me to practice playing faster.

Are they more used for playing scales slower and just becoming more accurate?

I do use guitar pro when learning songs though, so I do use some sort of metronome you could say.


I think the problem you are having is this: You are setting the metronome to say 200 bpm and playing one note per beat (click). Am I right? If I am then this is what you do to go faster. Set the metronome to 100 bpm and hit 2 notes per beat, this is the equivalent to 200 bmp with one npb. If you set the metronome to 200 bpm and hit 2 notes per beat then you will be going twice as fast as 200 at one note per beat. Get it? So just start out doing about 104 bpm with 2 notes per beat and then work your way up. You can also go to 50 beats per minute and do 4 notes per beat and you will be going the same as 200 bpm with 1 note per beat.
#19
I use a metrenome when I'm recording. Never when I practice, but I play with bands a lot.
#20
I play with a drummer a lot, so I've never felt the need to use a metronome.
#24
so with the metronome is there any best way to practice with it or is it all pretty much straight forward?
#25
Quote by Stop Messin'
I never did and i get along just fine. Alot of guys never used them. When it comes to playing, i'm not looking for that 'perfect' everything. Who cares if a few notes are sloppy.


That's a pretty shitty state of mind.
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#26
I use a metronome a lot, especially when I practice scales and stuff, and also on diffucult guitar solos.
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#28
Quote by Stop Messin'
I never did and i get along just fine. Alot of guys never used them. When it comes to playing, i'm not looking for that 'perfect' everything. Who cares if a few notes are sloppy.


why would u want to settle for something less than your best? especially when you know you're doing it. it seems like a lack of determination. but whatever.


for me i use my metrone alot, whether i'm playing guitar or sax, doing scales, or just working on a hard part of a song. i'm really good at keeping beats because my music teacher in my elementary school used this super loud metromone for just about everything.. it got kind of annoying, but it kind of helped too.
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#29
I do when I feel like it. If i am practicing scales like mad, then yes, if not, then no.
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#30
I probably should, and have a couple times, but haven't got into a routine of it yet.
#31
Quote by MrAngryEyes
I have one, cos i know it's important to practice with one, but I don't know what to do with it to be honest. It doesn't click fast enough for me to practice playing faster.

Are they more used for playing scales slower and just becoming more accurate?

I do use guitar pro when learning songs though, so I do use some sort of metronome you could say.


Yes because I'm sure you can play scales at 240 16th notes. If you can't then the metronome isn't too slow.

Oh wait, you just don't know how to use one... idiot.
#32
I use a drum machine on my pedal, has about 40 different beats plus a metronome on it with one speed that I don't use. The drum machine I good for learning how to play right on the beat if you can find the right drum beat on it.
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#33
Quote by Stop Messin'
I never did and i get along just fine. Alot of guys never used them. When it comes to playing, i'm not looking for that 'perfect' everything. Who cares if a few notes are sloppy.
I used to say that too. I got a metronome last week-end. It REALLY helps improving. I know you won't believe me cause I didn't believe people at first, but try it out... It's worth it!

(yes I do use a metronome now)
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#34
Quote by The way to hate
Yes because I'm sure you can play scales at 240 16th notes. If you can't then the metronome isn't too slow.

Oh wait, you just don't know how to use one... idiot.
That guy is probably picking on 4th notes and he's like "ZOMG I PLAI FASTAR THAT TEH METRONOMZ!!11 HAHA I R GEETAR GODZ!!! " lolll... That's what I think...

---EDIT---
For those who don't know, 4th notes = 1 note per "click"... he probably just doesn't know how to use his metronome correctly... lol
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#36
never used one, but i should

i jam with my drummer all the time and we're fine
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#37
ive never used one only because (my teacher, experineced friends ,etc ) have all said that i have good timing ,like it came natural to me and its really like easy for me to keep timing and a beat when im just playin and playing with people, but when i sit with a met. i suck i cant keep the time with it, so my teacher and stuff have told me to just forget about it and work on my timimg and stuff by playin

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#38
I've been using a metronome since I started like almost a year ago...I like my playing like my vaginas, tight
#39
I have never used a metronome. Started out as a drummer (about 12 years before switching to guitar, but still play drums now). Timing is pretty much an instinct now.
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#40
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No, but I should.


That'd exactly what I thought when I read the thread name. Then again I have no intentions of "shreding" or anything so I suppose I don't really need it. I'm working on my feel and timing though anyways, so it couldn't hurt.
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