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A teacher would ban the metronome, if he/she is clever enough to realize that, playing or practicing according to the metronome destroys the music, and turns that player into a brainwashed, boring, run-of-the-mill player... as so many players (esp. classical players) are today. Not using the metronome displays an intelligent, humanist, anti-mechanical, ...


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Since everyone jumped down my throat about my previous answer, I wanted to share this: http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/8_things_top_practicers_do_differently And note how many of these simply do not work with a metronome running. Practice was with inflection early on; the initial conceptualization of the music was with inflection. ...


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I find it a bit depressing to see a lot of questions refer to a musical situation as "acceptable" or even "Correct". I think there are three ways of going about making music: 1) Classical/formal training: Learn to play (often amazing) pieces of music written on a page. I've never done this so I'm not going to say too much about it, but having played with a ...


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There is nothing wrong; it is the order of things. Teenagers find out that driving (and love) is not what they learned in school. College kids find out that their degrees do (and don't) prepare them for their careers. Parents find out that despite all the books, they just sort of make it up as they go along and hope for the best. Music students find out ...


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From a classical training on piano, where no teacher actually explained that the scales I had to learn would be useful - they were merely something I would have to play in the exam, to realising, 30 years later, that they were in fact the basic formula from which a tune in a particular key could be made. It was long, hard journey, but for many years now, I ...


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What are we doing wrong? Sounds like teaching theory more than actual pieces. If we never taught theory there would be no concept of key, scale, or chord in a limiting or structural sense. If we taught mostly pieces that challenge (or flat-out reject) typical western music theory and structure, then there would be less of a perception of the theory as being ...


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Edit: Answering as a student rather than an educator. The biggest factor for me was starting with and focusing on only classical music for years. This "play what's on the page, as perfectly as possible" and a focus on the key signature instructing what "valid" notes are led to my personal conclusion that you must perform in key and block out notes that ...


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I would like to answer this as a music student who has studied harmony, modern harmony and counterpoint for the last years and I find myself asking the same question as well as others in the same context. I have yet to see a theory method that focuses on the creation of the melody, rather than its harmonization. Also, minimum and untimely attention is given ...


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It sounds fairly strange that a teacher would disallow the use of the metronome for beginners. For the more mature player, one could argue that being too dependent on the metronome is a bad thing. Before we walk, we crawl though, and in order to get a good internal rhythm, one must be familiar with what a steady rhythm is. It also seems to be a ...


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Actually, I would guess the reason for banning a metronome from piano students to be similar to banning ruler and compass from technical drawing classes of engineering students. And yes, there was a professor at the university who did that here, including and specifically in written exams. The idea presumably being to avoid a dependency on tools you cannot ...


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While it is possible that your metronome banning teacher was just a bad teacher (Such a thing is clearly possible), because as a rule metronomes are good, I often save metronome work for intermediate and advanced students. This is primarily because in the beginning it can be frustrating to achieve music on an instrument. Metronome work can compound that ...


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See this section of a Wikipedia article criticism of metronome use Here is a brief excerpt: "[...] using the metronome as a constant guide to ramp up the speed or to keep the rhythm. This is one of the worst abuses of the metronome. [...] If over used, it can lead to loss of your internal rhythm, loss of musicality, and bio-physical difficulties ...


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I think I can understand what your teacher was trying to say. He wanted to make you feel the music. Music needs to breathe. If a computer and a human play the same song, it will sound different; the human version will be more natural; the computer version will be more mathematically correct. Your teacher might be worried that if you kept practicing with a ...


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It sounds to me like you are using the metronome in an effective manner. Your teacher might have been concerned that you, as a young student, would have seen playing in perfect time as an artistic objective. Of course it is rarely such. The musical artist is expressing emotion and other aesthetic insights. Variety of all kinds should be deployed for that ...



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