"Good exchange of articles" Metronome, those things that we often overlook~

"Good exchange of articles" Metronome, those things that we often overlook~

When a metronome enters process of learning to play piano

Many people are worried about when to start using a metronome and at what stage in learning to play piano. Actually it doesn't have to be intentional and precise. Generally speaking, two factors can be considered: age, level.

Age restrictions apply to children. If children are too young, their hand-brain coordination ability is limited. At this time, use of metronome will increase their workload in learning to play piano. Therefore, you can usually start using metronome after children go to school.

The level can be determined by etudes played. It is recommended to use metronome after starting learning 599.

The timing for a metronome to start learning to play piano is not absolute. The main points to consider are what I said above. If you are studying piano with a regular teacher, it is best to ask teacher because teacher knows your level best. His advice is most accurate.

Practical use of metronome

Introduction to use of metronome is divided into two parts: Ganon and Etudes.

1. Using Hanon Metronome

At beginning of each chanon, speed is indicated (for example, first chanon is 108). This speed refers to speed you will eventually achieve when you practice this. How to train, you can't play so fast from very beginning, right? At this time, you need to use metronome.

Take first Hanon article as an example to illustrate how to use metronome while playing Hanon, and other 59 articles are basically same.

First of all, you must play this song in its entirety. I think it's an easy task, right? Then turn on metronome and set its tempo to allow you to lift each finger in time to play. Then play it back at that speed. Finally, one click increases metronome tempo to 108.

2. Using metronome in a study

When playing etudes, use of a metronome is similar to that of Ganon, but it should be noted that general etude textbooks do not specify tempo, so it is necessary to use a metronome to "listen" to tempo of recording according to recording. Go out and follow in Ganon's footsteps.

But it should be noted that Ganon's acceleration cycle is usually longer than that of etudes. For example, you can only increase Ganon's speed once a week, and etudes can increase speed by several speeds per day, so stay tuned. mind One point: haste makes a waste. You can only increase speed by playing at a constant speed!

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Problems that can be solved with a metronome

Divided into four difficulties to solve in turn:

1. Technical difficulties

Solution: extract difficult section separately, slow down speed, play one note, speed up after playing steadily, when speed increases to 208, adjust speed to 112 for 2 notes per bar, and then 4 notes per bar. tone or more. When you feel like you are struggling with that speed, slow down a few more speeds, repeat previous method, and repeat cycle. When you reach speed required by song, technical difficulties are mostly resolved.

2. Rhythm problems

Decision. Extract difficult passages individually, slow down and divide entire beat into zero beats. For example, in case of 44 bars, we meet a quarter note plus a dot. Everyone knows that this means one and a half beats, but how exactly to catch it? Thus, whole measure can be divided into zero beats, that is, a quarter note can be divided into 2 beats, then one and a half beats is 3 beats of metronome. Thus, complex rhythms can be considered as simple rhythms.

Especially second from left and third from right, we can decompose it into a right hand 2 beat sound and a left hand 3 beat sound. This is very useful for friends who are new to this kind of music.

3. Speed ​​issues

Many friends often face situation that speed cannot be increased, and metronome can also be used for training. First, set metronome to a relatively slow speed so that you don't feel tension. Then add one speed at a time and each speed should be stable. Until you can no longer increase it, then slow down and repeat previous steps. In this way, your speed will improve significantly than before after a few days of practice.

4. The rhythm is unstable and sound is uneven

Decision. Basically same as first step, without further explanation.

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Songs not suitable for metronome

Compared to fact that metronome plays a big role in fingering exercises and etudes, role of metronome in following works is not obvious:

1. Options

2. Soothing and lyrical song

3. Free Tempo Songs

4. another. Strictly speaking, with exception of non-concert etudes, in most works metronome is not used entirely, but can be used locally in a large number of works)

5. One more addition, although I have presented above how to use a metronome to deal with uneven left and right hand beats, but it is not recommended to use a metronome for such uneven melodies, because too mechanized will produce so-called dependencies, so above text is just introduced as a method .