Metronome poll

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Metronome poll

Postby Mistydawn » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:43 pm

Add your comments.. what type you use, etc.
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Postby Sherlock Holmes » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:56 pm

I use one occasionally when playing guitar.
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Postby KenH » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:58 pm

Never use one. Mechanical standards are for robots. EEK! I go with the flow of the music.
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Postby Dulcimerbuilder » Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:24 pm

Even though I don't really do anything by standard notation, including counting time, I can usually stay on beat ok. I also usually stay at the same tempo also, but Toni likes to try and speed me up when she gets the chance. Don't tell her I told you that. Friends
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Postby wornwhim » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:02 pm

Good thought. There is one sitting on the piano from when my daughter took piano lessons. Never have used it. Maybe I should???
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Postby Mistydawn » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:11 pm

Originally posted by KenH Never use one. Mechanical standards are for robots. EEK! I go with the flow of the music.
That's a bit harsh, Ken! It's a great practice tool. The main thing it helps me with is recovering from mistakes without stopping. When playing with a group, there's no room for hesitations to find your place again... they just keep going! But I've been working on flow lately... putting more expression into my music. I'm finally getting to the point where I can focus on more than just the hitting the right notes.
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Postby dulcimom » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:05 pm

I have never used one, in fact I have never owned one. I don't know if I would like using one or not.
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Postby kwl » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:25 am

I use one occasionally. I think it is a Franz battery operated that my kids used when they play piano. I've used my son's Seiko from time-to-time, but now that he's in California I can borrow it from him. It was a lot easier to do when he lived at home. I liked the credit card size because it fit easily into my dulcimer case.
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Postby dulcibeader » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:38 am

I do use one if I absolutely have to. I hat e them. Hated them when I was taking piano. Hated them when I was taking violin. Hated them when I was taking bagpipe. In short - hated them. but they CAN be a useful tool. I only use them when I absolutely have to. Good goad to get you to figure out how to do the rhythm without using a metronome. Elizabeth
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Postby KenH » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:45 am

Mistydawn - SOMEBODY's got to play Devil's Advocate, Contrarian and general curmudgeon!!Wink LOL!
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Postby Mizzgnomer » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:48 am

This is only vaguely connected to the poll but it's funny. In the game Everquest 2, I have a character that is going to be a bard. What is her name? Metra and she's a Gnome. Pun intended. EEK! Judy in Fl Tongue
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Postby jkjackson76 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:24 am

I use one when I'm learing a song and I don't know the tune. That way I don't have to have a sound clip to know how it's supposed to sound.
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