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by Simon Candy

 

Metronome Guitar Practice Article ImageIn this video lesson, you learn 5 ways to practice guitar using a metronome.

A metronome is an essential tool for a musician, and something you should be using regularly in your guitar practice.

Despite the massive benefits you will receive by practicing guitar with a metronome, many people avoid doing so, citing it too difficult to keep time with it.

This is funny, because the main point of using a metronome is to do exactly this, improve your timing. By avoiding the use of a metronome in your guitar practice, your timing will only suffer.

In this video, I highlight the importance of using a metronome and 5 ways in which you can do so, resulting in the one thing all musicians must have, awareness of time and the ability to play their instrument to time.

You learn how to:

1. Clap

Learn to keep time with a metronome before bringing the guitar into the picture by clapping or tapping to it. It’s a great interim step before getting the instrument involved and can be done anywhere, anytime.

2. Strum

Learn effective ways to develop your strumming skills with a metronome. Timing is everything when it comes to strumming, nothing else will matter if your strumming is not in time.

3. Solo

Learn effective ways to develop your soloing skills with a metronome. Too many people focus on what notes they are going to play and ignore the timing of the notes. Whatever you play, it must groove, and the metronome will develop this skill.

4. Develop Rock Solid Time

I’ll show you a really great way to test how well you can keep time with a metronome. It’s fun and will be a great “measuring stick” to see how well you are progressing regarding your timing and awareness of it.

5. Measure Progress

Finally, learn how to measure your progress using a metronome. If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it. A metronome is not just a great device for developing your timing skills but also measuring other parts of your guitar playing too.

Watch the video below to learn more:

 

 

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