So frustrating today

So frustrating!!! Grrr. Why can’t that silly metronome learn to keep up with me?

:stuck_out_tongue:

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I found this metronome which seems perfect for my timekeepin

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Do you glow in the dark?

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I thought that was just because of my personalty

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You’re not speaking to it loud enough, try a hammer :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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The geigercounter… I’m stealing that joke to use some day :smiley:

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Swearing hasn’t seemed to work. Might have to try a hammer.

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:triumph::face_with_symbols_over_mouth: that happens quite often to me too…sometimes I just want to throw it out of the window :joy:

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There’s a saying that kids and drunks always tell the truth, let me add metronoms to that :wink:

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There are liars, damn liars, and metronomes.

:wink::wink::wink:

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Ha, ha :joy: just a point of view. And nobody mentioned those damd frets, which are sometimes not at places where my fingers go. :rofl:

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I fear the metronome! After many years of leading a relatively free form life, I don’t know if I can handle structure :rofl: :rofl:

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I understand completely. I think my metronome is in sympathy with my foot because that can’t keep up with me either…& my mouth has trouble keeping up with 1, 2, 3, 4.

I never knew there was such conspiracy in music… :sunglasses:

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Hi Tony, maybe try u tube and download a drum track, Richard suggested that once and it felt much more natural to work on timing than tick tick tick. That really worked well for me.

Jeff

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Thanks. On a separate post I’ve mentioned my Boss DR-01S drum machine that I often / usually use. This particular song has an unusual syncopated feel with some measures having 2 bass notes and other measures having 3 bass notes. I’ve been focusing on getting not just the notes timed correctly but also my foot tapping on the 1st and 3rd. The foot tapping has been out on measures 10 and 11 of a 12 measure sequence and it’s taken a few hours of focused practice to get it right. Finally yesterday I was able to play the 12 measure sequence over 50 times in a row correctly whereas previous days I could only get 10 sequences correct before it all went haywire.

So I’ve really gotten to know my metronome (app) very well lately, hence the tongue in cheek post. I can tell I regularly speed up many of my songs as I play them and for once I’ve decided to really work hard on getting this one close to perfection. It’s been a real success in my life avoiding my tendency to perfection and for a change I’m allowing myself to be more of a perfectionist than is healthy long term. :slight_smile:

I must admit, one of my character flaws is being a bit of a perfectionist. I tend to get rather frustrated if I can’t get things right as fast as I’d like. So I’m working like the clappers to reduce the perfection in my perfectionism…if I can achieve that, it would be perfect! :smile:

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Very well said. My life became much happier when i realized perfectionism was a flaw rather than a feature.

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I think there’s another non musical addition that’s commonly mentioned “tight leather jeans” :wink:

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I think they could cure all of these problems by developing a metronome that adjusts to our beat instead of the other way around!!! :slight_smile: