metronome??


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01/15/2002 3:13 am
i have a metronome and theres gotta be something i dont understand about these things ,

ex. now when someone says there playing at 200bpm's theres gotta be something else to it cause i always thought that was really fast but its actually kinda slow i think

just need some help any help would be cool

peace
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01/15/2002 4:45 pm
Usually, playing at 200 bpm is playing 'quarter notes'(four notes per beat) at 200 bpm. That means that if you had to have a 'tic' for every note played, it would be 800 bpm... Now that's fast!!
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01/17/2002 7:25 pm
that makes a little more sense, what other notes are there i think there is 32nd notes 16th notes so on correct me if i wrong.

thanks peace
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01/17/2002 8:05 pm
In fact you have whole, half, quarter, eight and so on (just divide by 2). Same thing for silences.
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01/17/2002 8:45 pm
I love the way 32 notes look!! But damn, they're fast.
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01/22/2002 7:21 pm
how do i know what im playing in,

does that make sense?

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01/22/2002 7:37 pm
If you play a note every 'clic' you play in quarter notes
of you play two, you play eighth
if you play 3 you play triplets
if you play four, you play 16th
if you play eight you play 32nds

If you play a note every two clics you play half notes (the ones who are not filled in)
If you play a note every 4 clics, then it's the longest one (round and no stem, don't know its name in english)
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02/18/2002 11:53 am
Originally posted by lalimacefolle
If you play a note every 'clic' you play in quarter notes
of you play two, you play eighth
if you play 3 you play triplets
if you play four, you play 16th
if you play eight you play 32nds

If you play a note every two clics you play half notes (the ones who are not filled in)
If you play a note every 4 clics, then it's the longest one (round and no stem, don't know its name in english)


Would that terminology change if you were in something other than 4/4...like 6/8? Because then 4 notes per click wouldnt be quarters. I dont know, just wondering
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02/18/2002 4:16 pm
Well, good question, in french they don't change (but we don't use quarters etc..., we call them by their colors or shape...) But in English, I don't have a clue...
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02/19/2002 1:31 am
Originally posted by lalimacefolle
If you play a note every 4 clics, then it's the longest one (round and no stem, don't know its name in english)
Assuming 4/4 time signature, that is a whole note. Seriously.
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02/21/2002 2:55 am
The rhythmic figures stay the same no matter what is the time signature, they are like eternal figures. What happens when you alter the time signature from the "normal" 4/4 is that you can have a new array of combinations for those same rythmic figures. If you have a chance, get a copy of "Modern Reading Text" by Louis Bellson. The book is oriented towards drummers, yet since the figures are the same, it also applies to guitar. This is one of the best books I have seen thus far because it basically combines almost all of the rythmic possibilities step by step.
On a personal note I hate the metronome, but I guess it's quite important...
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