metronome and fingerstyle

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    Dale
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    Hello everyone! I’m enjoying the library and playing guitar again. I have my eyes set on my first song to master “house of the rising sun”. I know the arrangement by heart Am, C, D, F, Am, C, E,E, Am, C, D, F, Am, E,Am, E (repeat). It uses a PIMAMI picking pattern. Some bits of it is choppy when I play and it’s not a smooth transition with some chords(that darn F). I know thats where a metronome comes into play but how do you use it when playing fingerstyle? It’s not like one click per strum like using a traditional pick. Looking for practical tips.

    Looking forward to the feedback. Keep jamming and stay healthy

    Dale

    #54203

    Tomas
    Administrator

    Hi Dale,

    I don’t think there’s one right way to use a metronome for fingerpicking. You could use the metronome to improve smoothness and increase speed. I’d probably set a metronome to one click for two notes. In other words click – P I, click M-A, click M-I, and so on.

    #54204

    Tomas
    Administrator
    #54205

    Hi Dale I too have l taken a break for one reason or another and come back. It’s fun but can be frustrating. In my case I was relearning things. I think the best Idea is don’t stop 🙂

    Jack

    #54206

    Dale
    Member

    You’re definitely right on that one. I look back on points where I may have been stuck or needed to push through, but didn’t. It just leaves me wondering where I would’ve been by now if I had just kept going. Lesson learned, enjoy the journey buddy.

    #54207

    Dale
    Member

    Thanks for your quick feedback. I will implement it and let you know how it went

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