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ChristopherSchlegel
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02/03/2010 7:11 pm
Originally Posted by: kjproAny tips on how to practice with a metronome?

The trick is to play with the metronome. Don't react to it, don't try to follow it. You have to practice enough with it until you can build an internal sense of rhythm; of a steady, constant pulse. Then you can anticpate the beat along with the metronome and play along with.

Practicing with a metronome is covered in GF 2 Chapter 7, practicing scales.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=451

Also, don't overlook the fact that the backing track MP3s and JamStation are also great ways to practice rhythm, tempo, keeping better time. And they are often more fun than playing along with just a metronome clicking. :)

Lots of the lessons in GF 1 & GF 2 have backing tracks for precisely this purpose: in order to have an objective time reference and goal to aim for.

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