#1
Two very quick questions, both metronome related but one is specifically for Freepower.

1 - Where can I get a metronome that goes down to 25bpm? All the ones I know of only go down to 40bpm.

2 - Freepower, when you say you practice at 25bpm for economy of motion and finger independence what note division are you playing in?
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#2
Do you have Audacity? You can make click tracks with it as low as 1 BPM.

On a side note, I wouldn't be able to practice at 25 BPM for more than 5 seconds.

edit: But don't actually try 1 BPM, my computer just crashed
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#3
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Do you have Audacity? You can make click tracks with it as low as 1 BPM.

On a side note, I wouldn't be able to practice at 25 BPM for more than 5 seconds.

edit: But don't actually try 1 BPM, my computer just crashed


I was planning on practicing somewhere other than in front of my computer.

I don't usually practice anywhere near that slowly but I saw a guy this evening (one of the guitarists for a band called Liquid Sky) whose picking technique just floored me, inspired me to work on my economy of motion and completely change my hand position and I figured that if I was going to do it I might as well do it properly.

Edit: I checked and Audacity only actually supports click tracks down to 30bpm; that'd be why your computer crashed
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#4
I know it'd be a pain in the ass, but you could put the click track on an mp3 player or a cd and take it with you. I've got some jam tracks on my Ipod, which I run through my amp. Works pretty well for me.

^ BLASPHEMY, I just made a 25 BPM click track succesfully!
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I know it'd be a pain in the ass, but you could put the click track on an mp3 player or a cd and take it with you. I've got some jam tracks on my Ipod, which I run through my amp. Works pretty well for me.

^ BLASPHEMY, I just made a 25 BPM click track succesfully!


Looks like that's my answer then.

Damn you Freepower, where are you when I need you?!
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Same problem as audacity...or even more so really. It's very much dependent on there being a computer nearby which isn't always possible but either way, the CD/MP3 route is the way to go; I don't own an iPod.

Now I'm just waiting for Freepower to get his arse on here so I can find out what kind of rhythmic division he usually practices in...unless you happen to know Grif?
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^ yeah, depending on the difficulty of the lick, a real bastard-lick I might take to crotchets, or if the rhythmic grouping is important to the feel and sound of the lick I would use the "finished" division (16ths, quints, whatever).

How about using a metronome at 50 and using longer note values? Much easier. The important thing is that you are practicing really slowly, no more than 2nps.
#10
What's the point? If you're playing 16th notes at 25bpm, why not just play 1/4 notes at 100bpm instead, for example. I think that's right? i'm drunk, i don't know heh/
#12
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Two very quick questions, both metronome related but one is specifically for Freepower.

1 - Where can I get a metronome that goes down to 25bpm? All the ones I know of only go down to 40bpm.

2 - Freepower, when you say you practice at 25bpm for economy of motion and finger independence what note division are you playing in?

I think he plays quarter notes.
#13
Cheers for the help guys...now where is that shed?
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#14
I know this is probaly preaching to the choir, but don't forget to accent notes
#15
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playing with less metronome clicks works your timing more.


+1000

If you can play steady 16th notes at 25 bpm, then you will have the timing and control of a beast. Not exactly speaking from experience here - my metronome only goes down to 40 as well. Even at this speed, 16ths are hard, and I've made a lot of improvement in my timing/control/concentration from doing 16ths at 40.
#16
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+1000

If you can play steady 16th notes at 25 bpm, then you will have the timing and control of a beast. Not exactly speaking from experience here - my metronome only goes down to 40 as well. Even at this speed, 16ths are hard, and I've made a lot of improvement in my timing/control/concentration from doing 16ths at 40.

Bullshit.

Try ****ing 16th notes at 10 bpm
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#18
I know right?

I'm disagreeing that 16th notes at 25 bpm will make you a beast at rhythm. 16th notes at 10 bpm is MUCH harder. If it was 14 bpm, it would be okay(to me), but I can't get past that number. But what about lower values for notes? Can anyone ever hit quarter notes at 10 bpm? Is that even possible?

I use a program called Weird Metronome to go down lower than 25 bpm. It goes from 1 to 1000 bpm. Neat little bugger, free too.
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#22
Or, hell, why not take this to the logical extreme? 16th notes at 1 bpl (beat per lifetime). Just play a single note at the precise moment of your 20th, 40th, 60th, and 80th birthdays. The rest of the time sit there with your guitar on your lap, waiting.
#24
^ Jesus F'ing Christ! I was joking about the 1 bpl, I had no idea that someone was actually going for it!
#25
The idea is to create a piece which lasts the lifetime of an organ. Wow, eh?

And generally, if you've thought of it, someone's done it. As I have discovered many times to my chagrin.
#28
Like Freepower said earlier, if you can't find any thing do one note per 2 clicks at 50bpm.

The BBC article sounds like its from The Onion