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#1058293 - 02/06/09 12:57 PM Probably normal question
erz Offline
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Registered: 11/30/08
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Should I count notes in the song that I have played(I renember the rythm)

I also count a song with sixteen notes in a diffrent way compared to a song with mostly eighth notes
I hope there is nothing wrong with that.

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#1058294 - 02/06/09 02:45 PM Re: Probably normal question
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Counting is always a good idea. Do you have a metronome? I find it helpful to 'test' myself with the metronome for pieces I think I remember the rhythm for....the metronome isn't very forgiving.....

I don't think there's anything wrong with adjusting your counting for different note values but eventually it's a good idea to count only the actual time signature values to 'feel' the beat the way the listener is supposed to hear it.
It's the journey not the destination..

#1058295 - 02/06/09 02:53 PM Re: Probably normal question
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Counting is helpful as tool to help you to understand rhythm (even if its for a single difficult measure). Once you understand it, however, its not as helpful.

Its similar to using a crutch when you have a sprained ankle. Its helpful at the time, but once the ankle has healed, you don't need it anymore.

#1058296 - 02/06/09 04:58 PM Re: Probably normal question
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Feeling rythm is, for example, a knowledge how dotted eighth note before and after sixteenth note sounds. It is something like that?

I have been playing with a metronome since I started to play piano. At the beginning I was afraid of using it. Now, I connot imagine my practice without this tool.


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