How to Play To a Metronome? Do it Wrong!

How To Use a Metronome to Practice GuitarNo joke. Try it:

    Set the metronome to a slow, comfortable pace.
    Play just one note on each beat.
    Then speed up just a tiny bit…. Feel that tense rushing.
    Slow back down to the beat… Feel that smoothness.
    Now slow down just a tiny bit… Feel that sluggish pull.
    Speed up just enough to get synchronized again… Feel that smoothness again.

Playing in time is a matter of constantly feeling for this anxious or dopey energy and then adjusting until you feel that sense of relaxing into the beat. It’s not a thinking thing. It’s a feel thing.

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