Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
129 registered (ando, angga888, AnimistFvR, 38 invisible), 1643 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1179281 - 04/12/09 10:16 PM Metronome software for 2 over 3?
zacster Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 18
Loc: NYC
I'm looking for metronome software that can give me a 2 over 3 beat pattern. I'm trying to play Brahms Op 118 #2, which has triplets in the left hand and 1/8 notes on the right. I have a sense of it, but still have trouble.

I love this piece, but was intimidated by the 2 sections of this. My teacher tells me that I have to play one hand or the other without thinking, and fill in with the other. She thinks I can do it with practice, but it is hard.

It can be for mac or PC, or iPhone. I have a Korg digital metronome, but I don't see how it would work. It has a 2-3 setting, but that's one, two, cha, cha cha. I'm thinking along the lines of one - two - and - three. Maybe Garage Band? I don't know how to use that very well, but maybe my son the guitar player can help.

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#1179317 - 04/12/09 11:41 PM Re: Metronome software for 2 over 3? [Re: zacster]
packa Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/05/05
Posts: 1399
Loc: Dallas, TX
In my opinion, this really isn't a metronome type of problem. It is a problem with basic counting. I suggest you try slowing your practice down until you can count (out loud if necessary), 6 slow but even "beats" for the pattern. If you do this slowly enough to start, you can actually bounce your focus between your hands as you strike each note.

1:RH+LH 2 3:LH 4:RH 5:LH 6

When you begin to internalize the 2-against-3 rhythm you can speed it up and eventually dispense with the counting.

One thing to check as you increase your speed is to make sure you are playing very even triplets, not some other rhythm that gets "pulled" towards the other hand's notes.
_________________________
Paul Buchanan
Estonia L168 #1718

Top
#1179343 - 04/13/09 12:48 AM Re: Metronome software for 2 over 3? [Re: zacster]
jazzyprof Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2642
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Ah, I just finished learning that lovely Brahms piece! Anyway, for a metronome with polyrhythms go to beausievers.com and download the Metropolis metronome. Be sure to watch the Screencast for detailed instructions.
_________________________
"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!

Trade Regrets:
Barry "Bear" Arnaut

(ad) Yamaha
Yamaha
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Keyboard for $500 - and software to help learn?
by Freebird308
37 minutes 25 seconds ago
my struggle to learn pop piano
by carojm36
Today at 08:51 PM
Compare Steinway, Estonia & Shigeru Kawai
by Nxwang
Today at 07:20 PM
Do you ask Santa for piano music?
by Stubbie
Today at 07:16 PM
Brahms Sonatas, Op 120 (clarinet/viola & piano): Editions?
by DaveInJapan
Today at 07:03 PM
Forum Stats
77023 Members
42 Forums
159304 Topics
2340114 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission