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Since you said that you're having trouble with the off beats, you can set the metronome to count the off beats (instead of quarter notes) to make sure you are playing them correctly. For example, if you are playing a passage with 16th notes, then have the metronome click 16th notes so that each click matches up with a note you are playing. If your piece ...


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Playing with a metronome can be a challenge but can help tremendously with achieving proper timing when playing a musical piece as well as refining your ability to maintain the overall tempo throughout the song. I find that the digital metronomes that allow you to choose from a large number of different beats where you can have the accent beat where it ...


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Pianists who practice by themselves sometimes have trouble playing in time with others. Time is so important in a musical group, that members can be fired for just not having the right "feel", even if their time is technically correct. e.g. Pete Best If a pianist wants to work on their group playing skills, and they don't have a group, practice with a ...


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Even if you don't use metronome regularly, it is always a good practice to play with metronome at least once after you become fluent with a piece. You will find many passages that you are unconsciously changing the tempo that you were not aware of before and feel a steady tempo. This practice helps learning when and why you swing tempo throughout a piece and ...


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"How useful is a metronome for playing the piano?" It depends. Do you regard good playing as robotic adherence to dots on paper (called sheetmusic). Then by all means use the metronome. If on the other hand you value a personal involvement with music, as well as intuition, phrasing, lyricism, etc. and value playing music in style (as opposed to ...



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