#1
I've been hearing a lot how using the metronome can greatly help you become a better player and stay in time, so I've been trying my best to find some info on how to use the metronome and found some videos on youtube to teach me the basics so it was a bit helpful. Anyways how do I apply using the metronome to play any song like Master of Puppets or Blinded By Fear for example? What note duration would I use, 8th notes, 16th notes or what? I really want to know how to apply using the metronome to play songs besides playing scales and finger exercises and I would be glad too if you can give me some tips on using the metronome as well to be helpful, thanks.
#2
I think you could try setting the metronome to follow the drum beat for the song.
Don't quote me on this as I have never used one but if its the beats per minute that you are looking for I would imagine the bass drum is the best place to start.
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#3
Other then finding the BPM of the song you want to play everything is up to you. 8th vs 16th notes is just going to change how many ticks you hear per measure. Then there is usually an option to hear a measure marker where the first beat is louder then the rest.

To find the BPM of the song, if your metronome doesn't have a tap feature then look on the internet for a BPM finding program. Basically you just tap along to the music and it averages out the speed of your taps to calculate an approximate BPM.
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#4
Ok so since Im learning this song right now


AT THE GATES - BLINDED BY FEAR



. - palm mute / - slide up to
\ - slide down to ~ - vibrato
h - hammer on b - bend
p - pull off Suffixes for bend
ph - pinch harmonic f - full bend h - half bend
* - see comment r - release t - tap bend
X - percussion mute ~ - vibrato bend
@ - slight palm mute # - ghost note, sustained note
d - downstroke
u - upstroke

TUNING: B(everystring down 2.5 steps)


Opening Riff
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-5-4---------|
|-3-2---5-4---|
|-------3-2---|

Riff A
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-10-----10-9-----9-12-----9-10--------|
|---0000-----0000-----8888------777777-|

Play Riff A a total of four times

Riff B
|----------------------------------------------|
|--#-#-#-#-----------------#-#-#-#-------------|
|-udududud----------------udududud-------------|
|-2-2-2-2--------------1--2-2-2-2-------2---1--|
|-2-2-2-2-------2---------2-2-2-2-------2-2-1--|
|-00000000-0h2h3--0h2h3---00000000-0h2h3--0----|
........ ........ .

Play Riff B a total of two times
Play Riff A twice
Play Riff B twice

Riff C (*10* is 10 not 1 and 0)
|--------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------- Guitar I
|----------------9--------8-----------------9--------8---
|----------7*10*7---7*10*7------------7*10*7---7*10*7----
|-00000000-----------------00000000----------------------
| ........ ........
|
|--------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------- Guitar 2
|----------------9--------8-----------------9------------
|----------7*10*7---7*10*7------------7*10*7---7*10*7-6--
|-00000000-----------------00000000----------------------
........ ........

continuation of Riff C (end of Riff C)
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------| Guitar I
----------------9--------8-----------------9-----------| &
----------7*10*7---7*10*7------------7*10*7---6-9------| Guitar 2
-00000000------------------00000000--------------------|

Play Riff A four times
Play Riff B 2 times
Play Riff C

Fill
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|----------5-4------|
|----------3-2--5-4-|
|-00000000------3-2-|
........

Acoustic Part(repeat twice)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------7---6----------------------------5---4--------------| Guitar I
|-5-----7-8---7---6----------------3-----5-6---5---4--------------|
|-5-----7-8---5---4----------------3-----5-6---3---2--------------|
|-3-----5-6------------------------1-----3-4----------------------|
|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----3-----3---------2-----2----------1-----1---------0-----0----|
|---3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2----1-----1-----1---0-----0------| Guitar 2
(clean)
|-5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5----3-----3-----3---3-----3--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

The solo is being played over Riff A
Solo
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-12~---131213--12-10--12bh~-12------\-8~-------8-7-|
|---------------------------------------------------| Guitar 1
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------7-6-| Guitar 2
|------------------------------------\-5~-----------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

Solo continued(Riff D is played under this)
Repeat 3 times
|-------------------------------||-------|
|--12-10p0-10-8p0-8-7p0-7-5p0-5-||-12~---|
|*-----------------------------*||-------| Guitar 1
|*-----------------------------*||-------|
|-------------------------------||-------|
|-------------------------------||-------|
| repeat 3 times
|-------------------------------||-------|
|---8--7p0--7-5p0-5-3p0-3-5p0-5-||-------|
|*-----------------------------*||-12~---| Guitar 2
|*-----------------------------*||-------|
|-------------------------------||-------|
|-------------------------------||-------|

Riff D
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------5-4-------|
|-2222222222222222-----------------------------------------3-2--5-4--|
|-00000000000000008888888888888888555555555555555533333333------3-2--|
........................................................

Play Riff A 4 times
Play Riff B 2 times
Play Riff C 1.75 times
Play Fill

How would I apply using the metronome to this song then?
#5
You couldn't work out how fast it is by looking at a tab.

If you have GuitarPro, I know that tells you the BPM of the song, otherwise, you'll probably have to sit there and match up the tempo of the drum beat with the click of the metronome.
#6
Quote by snot_foster25
You couldn't work out how fast it is by looking at a tab.

If you have GuitarPro, I know that tells you the BPM of the song, otherwise, you'll probably have to sit there and match up the tempo of the drum beat with the click of the metronome.


Guitar pro tells the what the creator of the tab thinks the BPM is.
#7
I think you're looking to far into things or something. All a metronome is doing is keeping a tempo. Set the BPM, play along.
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#9
Ok I know I may be too far into looking at this but what I mean is like for the main riff would I play it in quarters notes at 60 BPM and then play triplets and sixteenth notes and then keep on increasing the tempo?
#10
No, play in the correct beat division a comfortable tempo, once you can do it at that speed then increase the tempo a bit and get it down at the new speed. Rinse and repeat until you get to your target.
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#12
Unfortunately, as other people have said, tablature doesn't always hint at note duration. However, you could try finding the guitar pro or power tabs for whatever piece of music you're playing for a good idea of what the rhythm is (but it's not always completely accurate). Other than that, you have to have a solid sense of rhythm (an internal metronome if you will).