Music Lessons in Cherry Hill, Marlton, NJ.
Using The Metronome
How to practice fast, upbeat songs. Let’s say you want to learn a song where the quarter note equals 160 on the metronome.
Most students will have to gradually work up to 160, so the first thing you want to do is find the slowest speed that you can play the song comfortably.
Set your metronome at a comfortable speed, let’s say 92, and practice the first section. Once you’ve mastered that section at 92, gradually increase the speed of the metronome.
Depending on the song, you may only want to increase the speed of the metronome a few beats per minute. If it’s a fairly easy passage, you may be able to increase it 10 bpm’s or more at a time.
Depending on the difficulty of the song, getting to the desired speed may take a few days or a few weeks.
The important thing to remember is that the metronome should be a part of every musicians daily practice session. If you’re more advanced, a drum machine will also do the same job as a metronome, and you’ll probably have a lot more fun in the process.
Cherry Hill Academy of Piano & Guitar
3628 Connecticut Ave.
Pennsuaken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 662-6855
Monday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recitals Are Open To Students Of All Levels!