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When musicians discuss the use of metronomes and whether using them as a practice tool has a negative or positive effect on a players time, the focus is commonly centred around using the metronome as a tool to measure whether a player is speeding up, or slowing down. If you’re using a metronome like this – stop now. It’s a waste of time.
All that said, one of the absolute best ways to develop your time feel and groove is to use a metronome – but, in ways you probably haven’t even thought of!
Sense of time, groove and “pocket” is best developed by studying and understanding subdivisions and rhythm. This is where the metronome really comes into a world of it’s own and will help you become a musician that doesn’t rely on the other players within the band to hold the groove – you will be where the groove is at!
Within this course you’re going to learn the very exercises that Scott developed and used to expand his own time feel and groove. Scott has used these very exercises with hundreds of his own personal students over the last 20 years, and more importantly – the results have always been astoundingly good.Start this course