Jeff, Chris has made some very valid points about using the metronome. Problem is - it is just not for me. If I practice with it (and I have tried), it distracts me and takes away from my sense of musicality - I feel like I am in a military marching band, with the band leader constantly shouting in my ear. I know this is akin to musical heresy - but so what, if my notes do not exactly match the absolute perfect timing.Jeffrey Wijnans wrote: ↑Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 pm
How do you guys feel about the metronoom? What I mean is I think its a great practice tool but as far as using them in the video's I dont know. My guess is you cant use them for your exam at the end so it might be a good idea to try and gauge the BPM while playing so you develop a better sense of speed and rhythm.
Please don't get me wrong - I understand the benefits of using a metronome, but it ain't for me. While my 'internal metronome' may be wanting, for me, it is adequate enough. Moreover, I know when my timing is too slow or too fast or irregular and I try and correct it the next time around.
I hate the tic-toc. Then again, we got rid of a Swiss clock that did the same thing in our den.