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#1022850 - 03/16/08 01:27 AM You got the music. now the tempo. What?
Latefingers Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
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I have just started playing music. Learning how to read sheet music was not that difficult. Right now I am practicing sight reading. There is one problem I have stumbled upon which is tempo. I have never practiced tempo or really paid attention to it. Now, it is a problem. Getting the right on the right beat is fine, but as for getting the note between the beats is where i am lost. What I really need to do is started from easy.

How do you go about practicing?

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#1022851 - 03/16/08 02:20 AM Re: You got the music. now the tempo. What?
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You must tap your foot. The notes between the beats will happen when your foot is up.
snobbyish, yet maybe helpful.

#1022852 - 03/16/08 12:45 PM Re: You got the music. now the tempo. What?
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i agree. it's about counting, whether you count by your voice or your foot.

#1022853 - 03/16/08 12:52 PM Re: You got the music. now the tempo. What?
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Counting is the key. Tap your foot or count in your head \:D
My blog such as it is http://melissasjourneys.blogspot.com

#1022854 - 03/16/08 08:44 PM Re: You got the music. now the tempo. What?
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Also take it slow and gradually speed up to tempo. This is what I have done with piano and other instruments that I played...

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