Our Nige wrote:
Buy a cheap metronome they help a lot with tightening up your timing. Most songs are on cd and if you use an electronic tuner you will be in tune with a cd once you know what chords they're playing and then play along with the song.
You know I have to say, When people Have told me the same thing,,, it really grates me. Because you (dont take it personally, its a you as in whoever) assume that we can hit it without any instruction. I have tried to use it and a drum loop, yea I can play note for note on a scale and a dum dee dumm chord, and when I think Im on beat, I will have someone tell me im not in time. So to really have it be of benifit, someone, I think, needs to help you get started and understand what your supposed to really be doing.
This is mainly for stuff I try to write and play to drum loops, other wise I follow the song with the CD. (and make sure if the CD is in standard , half down or drop D / C to play too or that also can mess you up)
I asked my sons teacher to train him with a click track and he shrugged it off and said if really needed he might. I let it go, not to be a slave to the click, but it would help soooo much if I were taught how to maintain it, and I wanted my kid to not have the same problems as me. Maybe Im alone in this, but I dont think so,
ok off my soap box. Sorry to digress the thread.