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The Best Metronome App For Piano Practice

Many piano players currently practicing their fingering, scales, runs and improvisation are also looking to improve their overall timing using a metronome app. This is a smart move. What they quickly discover is that there are tons of options, and many of them are more or less exactly the same. Which metronome app is the best?...

October 6, 2021

Metronome Practice: The Top 3 Reasons Why Real Drum Sounds Beat Lifeless Clicks

If you’re practicing an instrument or writing music to a metronome, you’re already on the right track. The more you use a metronome, the better your timing will be, and the more professional you’ll sound. But there’s a catch. Most metronomes feature only non-musical click sounds. While these won’t get...

October 6, 2021

6 Signs It’s Time To Dump Your Metronome App

Metronome apps are a common practice tool that all musicians should be using to improve their internal clock. There are many great ones out there. However, even the best metronome apps may not suit your current musical goals. Worse, they may be slowing down your progress. Here are 6 signs...

October 6, 2021

8 Guitar Practice Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Jan 8, 2018 (Updated Nov 30, 2021) How is it possible that some guitarists continue getting better year after year while some of us stay pretty much the same for decades? It’s because guitar practice is a skill in and of itself. We have to become aware of what’s not...

January 8, 2018

10 Tips for More Effective Rhythm Practice

“How is it possible that I practice all my drills and scales with a metronome, yet I don’t feel confident playing with other musicians?” “How come I never feel like I’m playing ‘in the pocket’?” “Why can’t I improvise without losing my place?” I’ve heard these questions often from musicians...

January 20, 2016

Music Practice: The Huge Downside To Using A Drum Machine

For practicing a musical instrument, drum machines are a good improvement over metronomes. They can give you the real feel of a drummer and let you program essential things like bar-breaks, time-signature flips, and dynamically shifting beats – which can really help your musicality. However, the huge downside is that drum...

January 20, 2016