Clapping your hands while playing guitar seems a bit difficult. I completely disagree with you. Although I dislike using a metronome, they are very useful to get the right rhythm and pace too.MessyTendon wrote: ↑Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:38 pmDon't use a metronome, that is bad advice. Any teacher who uses a metronome, is worthless. Don't bother with them.
Do you want a mechanical device to tell you what to think about music? Think for yourself.
If your teacher uses a metronome, forget it move on.
Music needs to be taught without fear of expression. Metronomes are shameful, insipid devices.
Want to learn beats? Clap your hands...count beats, use your ears.
I would agree that, in the long run, you need to learn how to artistically move the tempo. But if you are not in control of the tempo, that is not so good. Metronomes can teach you to maintain a steady tempo. After that, you modify the tempo for artistic expression as much as you want. Steady tempo is a necessary skill if you are in an ensemble. Returning to the main tempo after a ritard requires the ability to maintain a steady tempo. It's a basic skill and a metronome can help.
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