Fun Metronome Exercises for All Musicians
By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | April 12, 2018
As a musician, a metronome is one of the essential tools in your practicing arsenal. To be frank, if you are not regularly practicing with a metronome, you clearly aren’t taking your music very seriously.
Metronomes are like the best friend who tells you that those jeans look ridiculous on you; sure, you might not want to hear it, but it’s the truth none the less. It doesn’t matter if you play the ukulele, the drums, a piano, or even the triangle, you need to use a metronome.
“But metronomes are expensive!”
Sure, they can be expensive if you want to use an old-school mechanical one like the one your granny had on her piano. But, the digital options are not only cheaper, but they’re also more convenient to carry around. Additionally, if you have a smartphone, there are numerous free apps available for Android and IOS. Don’t want to use your phone or don’t have one? Then you still don’t have an excuse, since Google has a free metronome you can use. Just Google the word “metronome“, and it’ll come up first in the search results.
So now that there’s no excuse for you not to have access to a metronome, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be using one to practice.
“But, I don’t know how to use one.”
We get it, learning a new way to practice can be tricky, especially if you’ve never encountered it before. Fortunately for you, today is your lucky day. It doesn’t matter what instrument you play, the exercises below all use clapping.
Take control of your playing, and start working on the exercises below. It will be hard at first, but you’ll get it in no time. And if you’re still struggling, why not give one of our in-store teachers a call, and one of them can help you get your timing on point.
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