The Importance Of Practising With A Metronome


The further you submerge into your musical journey, the more technique is required to keep your talent and effort crisp and clear.Luckily the metronome has made a way for all piano players, guitarists and many more instrumentalists to achieve the perfection they want.Background and HistoryWhat is a metronome?It is none other than a device used by musicians that marks time at a selected rate by giving a regular tick.Metronomes date back to 1815 when Johann Maelzel created a wind-up metronome as a tool for musicians.He took Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel’s first mechanical musical chronometer and added a scale which created the so-called [...]

The Importance Of Practising With A Metronome2024-01-03T12:23:52+00:00

Rhythm and Beat


All music has what is commonly known as rhythm and beat. Beat and rhythm are two distinct concepts, and one should not be confused with the other. Musicgateway states it as follows: “Beat is the underlying pulse of a piece of music, while rhythm is the pattern of notes and accents that create the musical texture.” source In a big band, these concepts are sometimes nuanced by a specific section of the band, e.g., the rhythm section and the percussion, but all the instruments will be contributing to the beat and rhythm to a smaller or larger degree. It is much [...]

Rhythm and Beat2023-10-10T12:31:00+01:00

How to practise the piano with a metronome


"If you follow the advice given in this article, you will definitely see a marked improvement in your piano playing and your timing." Let's face facts. You are probably playing out of time a lot more than you like. Your general timing may be good, but if you scrutinise your playing you will realise that your timing may not be as solid as you hope. Playing a piece from beginning to the end with solid rhythm and timing can require a lot of metronomic study. World-class pianists and musicians often state that timing (alongside improvisation and interpretation) is the most difficult [...]

How to practise the piano with a metronome2024-01-03T12:32:51+00:00


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