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Music Student Series 3 : Metronome, how to use it..

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4 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Types of Metronome

    • 3. Tempo Markings

    • 4. Tips

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About This Class

Learn what the metronome is and how to use it in your benefit. Stop struggling with the helpful device and improve your playing. In this class you are going to learn how to include the metronome in your daily study routine. You will know the tempo markings to know the best way to approach any musical piece or exercise that you want to play.


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Ilse Lozoya

Music teacher and Online Educator



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My name is Ilse Lozoya I am a pianist and educator, I love to teach online because I can share about music, piano, and education with student around the globe and I think this a wonderful thing in our days.

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1. Introduction: Hi. Welcome to this last. This is a number three and the music student Siri's. This class is dedicated to learn to know how to use the maternal. Ask the music teacher. And as a pianist, I have seen many students struggling with the metal on they don't like to use it for. Maybe that's because they don't know how to take all the advantages that using this important device can bring to any musician. Any music student. Well, we're going to analyze. What is the metronomic? How can we use this in order to improve our playing? What does bits per minutes mean? We're going to understand the markings on their relation with the temple. Well, my name is still so low, so I'm going to be your instructor. And I'm very happy to share with you this information on some tips in order to improve your play. Welcome 2. Types of Metronome: Well, let's understand. First, what is a metre known? What is the use of this device? The Metrodome. It's a very common device that it has been designed to produce irregular sound, and it issues in music for accounting. If we want to use a way to count, we're going to use B P M, which means bits per minute if I using mentoring, Um, and I set the bits permanent, for example, US 60. This means that I'm going to have 60 beats or clicks per minute. I'm going to give you an example. I'm going to just I have just set a metronome in 60 beats, so it's going to sound like this. You can change the speed if I set the Metrodome, for example, and 80 bits per minute is going to sound like this a little bit faster. Well, this is bits per minute, but there are different types off Mitra Nam's the original one. It's a clockwork mental. You can see the E much off this type of metronome right here, and it has the same mechanism that a clock, but you can. In the last years, other types off metronome have appear, for example, the electronic metronome that uses batteries. And you can. It's portable, of course, and you can bring it with you because oclock warm maternal. We're not really portable, some of them who are kind of big and kind of expensive. You can buy still, you come bike club works. They have pretty, um, and Good, but they are not portable on a little bit expensive, so you can use the electronic metronome and you can take it with you. And nowadays, of course, there are online Metro MMS and many APS for your mobile devices, where you can use the Metro non, and you can use different types off sound to count the bits per minute. 3. Tempo Markings: in this video, I'm going to talk to you about how to understand all the temple markings. Well, what? Our temple markings. Temple markings are expressions. It's very common to find this expressions in Italian. These expressions are written in the shit music, and they help us understand the character and the speed of for musical piece. Here I have a piece off. Yeah, I don't song. This is from Bermuda. This is a composer. And where can you find the temple marking? Well, I just highlighted it says Allegro more that up. But P attention close to the temple marking which are temper marking are the warts in this case allegro moderato. But sometimes editors as the bits per minutes which they think the peace must be played. In this case, it says 152 bits per minute. So this piece must be played ideally at that speed off course, it can be a little bit slower, depending off the type of peace. But this is important to understand. And we can understand the difficulty of any piece considering the temple marking. Now I have a very popular Vito Vince another. This is for piano and it's the Opa squad 49 number two. And where can I find the temper marking? Well, in this case, it says a little man in trouble, which means, yeah, happily, but not too much in this case were right to analyze what allegories. But in this case, now I have something from back and work. I have tried to hunt to find the temple market by yourself, right? It says Allegretto. Allegretto, it means happy. But as you can see in this case, the editor, others 72. The health note equals 72 bits per minute. So that's a the speed that the every tour considers that, in this case by talk about thought about when he was composing this piece. Sometimes he every thirst atthe as their consideration. This peed. But what we need to understand is, ah, which, then, for marking the piece of you're going to play has I just added a list off course. If you have a maternal. Most of the times the Metrodome has this temple markings and the speed. So I can read here that it is this our Italian words. Why are we using Italian warts? Because at the beginning, when the music's here You waas established there were in Italy where all this ah rescissions start writing down or the rules and many, many words music are in Italian, so we really must get familiar with that. Even if you don't like it all that what it's, it's unnecessary to understand better. So here are the lists are not going to read them all. But as you can see, here are all all this temper markings on the the number of bits per minutes that has been associated with this. There are many differences. I mean different types off temple markings, and nowadays you can add your own temple marking using in your same language. You can use Francese, Spanish, English, any ward, but you need language. But it's very common to find special in classical music. Italian wards. So what is very important is that we really must, before playing any peace, take a moment to analyze the temple marking so we can understand what type of peace composer creator created. This is really, really important, but off course that will give you a better understanding, and your play will be much better. Don't forget that even that If a piece says that you must play 152 bits, it doesn't mean that you need to start at that speed. That's very, very, very, very important to understand. You need to start playing very slow. The next video. I'm going to talk to you about some tips to a start playing with the Metron. 4. Tips: I'm going to give you Avery important tip on how to start you see in the metronomic When'd you study? Most of the time, Students says that they didn't have used the Metrodome because they don't know how to use as well. They don't feel comfortable playing with the mental numb on day. Think that they don't feel freedom when they play well. The reality is that the metronomic it's necessary if we want to develop a good rhythm and we want to be or playing to develop accuracy, accuracy, so it's really important to know how to use this device, asked a music teacher. And it's a pianist. I have understood this two years that we really need to be able to use the matter in, um, in any song that we play well, how to start usin it. I'm going to give you a very easy to follow tip so you can't really include this in your daily routine. Begin Yusen. The Metrodome would in very simple exercises. I'm going to give you an example. You see, in a scale you can use this in scales or pages, or any song that you are playing in a very very slowly. Wait. You can play quarter notes or half notes if you want. So what I'm going to do, I'm going to sit the Metron and 68 beats per minute. Here it is, and I'm going to play the C major scale only 1/4 notes. So I'm going to count to four. One to three floor. I can use this. I can play another scale, and I with this I will start feeling the rhythm and how I am counting how a if I'm listening. The Metro this is important. So you can use commitment. Very simple exercises. If you are playing course, for example, you can play at the same speed and doing this. This is an example of how you can use the metal on your very simple ways. Don't try to play too fast, always at the beginning slowly so you can really concentrate and make sure that you are listening while you play the mentoring. Um, the Metrodome is very useful. It's necessary. You don't need to play with the mentoring all the time, but you really need to use this, you know there to improved your plane. If you use it correctly. with the correct approach, It will bring you many benefits to your play. I hope that you have enjoyed all this information. If you have any questions, you can tell me you can write a comment and I will be very happy to help. Thank you.