#1
Um.. I like to do my scales and modes with a metronome. I started out at 60 bpms on 16th notes but now I am up to 160 bpms. It took me about 8 years to get this fast and accurate.

I practice with a metronome about 3 hours a day.

My other guitar friends never practice with a metronome.

Do you or not?
#2
Nope, although i feel i should do though sometimes. Get a poll started!
#3
I practice with metronome, but not guitar :p
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#4
I used to a lot, cant usually be bothered these days though

However equally i havnt been improving much lately either so id advise it
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#5
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I practice with metronome, but not guitar :p


so you practice to a metronome but not with a guitar.

Let me guess, you do yoga to a metronome.
#7
I remember I had a student from Mexico. he couldnt use a metronome to save his life. Since he grew up with mariachi music, he only new how to count in 3's. everything he played sounded like a waltz.

Sad or funny?
#9
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^ and everything most people play sounds like 4/4 with a backbeat. Equally sad/funny.



dude, my fave is writing songs on 7/4

so much powahhh!!!!
#10
Quote by jsantos
so you practice to a metronome but not with a guitar.

Let me guess, you do yoga to a metronome.


Probably Piano or some other Instrument
#11
Oi love moi sevens as well. I think once wrote a song in 7/8 where every interval (melodically and harmonically) was either a 7th or 7 semitones (P5th). With lots of fills in septuplets. That was fun.
#12
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Oi love moi sevens as well. I think once wrote a song in 7/8 where every interval (melodically and harmonically) was either a 7th or 7 semitones (P5th). With lots of fills in septuplets. That was fun.


Basically you are saying you wrote a SLOWER on 7/4 with a dominant feel and using chromatics while You used 7th arps to sweep.


hahah cant pull a fast one on me. I mastered theory!
#14
Quote by jsantos
Um.. I like to do my scales and modes with a metronome. I started out at 60 bpms on 16th notes but now I am up to 160 bpms. It took me about 8 years to get this fast and accurate.

I practice with a metronome about 3 hours a day.

My other guitar friends never practice with a metronome.

Do you or not?


I do... though I generally don't use it as a way to see how fast I am. I use it to practice rhythms, timing and feel.
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#16
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Not quite... nice try though.


Ok genious... where was I off??
#17
Quote by GuitarMunky
I do... though I generally don't use it as a way to see how fast I am. I use it to practice rhythms, timing and feel.



dude that's excellent! I got a boss dr8 to practice my chord changes over. Helps alot.
#18
Quote by one vision
I only practice etudes and exercises with a metronome.


wouldn't scales and modes with a metronome count as exercises?

Altered Dominant>Harmonic Minor
#19
Quote by jsantos
Basically you are saying you wrote a SLOWER on 7/4 with a dominant feel and using chromatics while You used 7th arps to sweep.


Well, first of all, 7/8 is a faster pulse than 7/4 - twice as fast, actually.

Second, there wasn't a dominant feel because I didn't use full chords. I used diads of minor and maj 7ths.

Third, chromatic movement is movement by a semitone, not movement by a major or minor 7th.

Fourth, I didn't use 7th arps because it is impossible to create them by moving by intervals of a perfect 5th, major 7th and 7th.

Fifth, I didn't sweep them because the fingering would be impossible if moving by those intevals.

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Ok genious... where was I off??


So pretty much everywhere.

Sixth, it's genius. And thank you.
#21
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So pretty much everywhere.



is this your final answer..

are you ready to get destroyed?
#23
hehe Im just kidding!

I just got finished doing scales and modes with the nome for about 45 minutes.


I had problems with alternate picking 7th arpeggios.

That's prolly where Im weakest in, my arpeggios.
#24
I use a metronome when I'm trying to slow down and work on small finger movements, or working on a problem with my technique. That way I can make myself do it slowly and track my progress. Playing along with drums and rhythm is equally important to me. I think it helps build your natural timing. So I would recommend doing both.
#26
Quote by one vision
I guess. Let me rephrase, I only play with a metronome if I'm having trouble keeping time.


ah..noted.

Ok, so some of you use it when you need it.

I use it everyday to maintain my chops.

If I stop using the metronome for an extended period of time, I notice that I can't play as fast.
#27
i only use my metronome if i need to because that tickin gets ****in annoying!
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#29
Only for scales and exercises.

Do you guys have an actual physical metronome? Because I've just been using metronomeonline.com and now I'm thinking of buying one..
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#30
i use my boss rc-2, i record my progression then turn the volume up on the metronome to see where i naturally get off beat, try to fix it, then repeat until im satisfied...i find that makes me less dependent on the metronome itself and work on exactly what im not doing right
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