And Just when I thought my timing was the bees knees.....

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:38 pm
by nickjacquet (deleted)

I guess I have no one to blame for this but my self...And I thought timing was my strongest point musically... The reason that I know my timing is still shit is because I struggle with controling/inserting rests in my playing...I was pretty convinced that tuplets was something I seemed to be pretty decent @ (ie numbers of 1-8 @ moderate tempos) But that was when using rhythms w/o rest. Take the following 16th note 4/4 two measure rhythm....I feel like I would have to shed rhythms like this individually for a reasonable ammount of time just to get them in pocket & upwards of 120 B.P.M. I noticed that I sometimes have trouble accurately counting 4 or more subdivisions of beat when I am not playing something on the first chunk of the beat...Why Is it that I feel it to be a necessity to do some physical action (that produces an effect that is audible to me) on the first of however many units I am subdividing a beat into in in order for me to be able to accurately and evenly count the rest of that beat?

just assume these two measures are straight 16th notes and that a "%" connotes a 16th note rest

Also it occured to me that I have been operating under what I suspect to be an in-accurate sub-concious notion that to "rest", means to do nothing. And that therefore in order to practice rests you dont really have to do anything..but when I try to do them even @ like 120 B.P.M say @ 4 notes/beat I get into trouble..Since when should the act of doing nothing be harder for me & require much more concious effort for me, than actually having to do something for that little nano-blip of a beat or unit of time?

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RE: And Just when I thought my timing was the bees knees.....

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:07 am
by pebberbrown • 926 Posts


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