Episode 10: Metrics and Metronomes

(Last Updated On: January 14, 2020)


Metrics and metronomes to track progress and improve as a player.

You can’t improve what you can’t measure.

Metrics are an important part of any learning process. Having goals to achieve and metrics to measure your progress can take a lot of the subjectivity out and give you a clear view of where you need to focus and improve.

But what to measure ? How ? What metronomes to use ?

This is the essence of this episode of our podcast for the tech-minded music lovers.


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This episode has the following structure:

  • Contact info
  • How you can support
  • Updates and news
  • Metrics
    • Complexity of songs
    • BPM of exercises quality/speed
    • Subjective listening
    • Recording on time
    • Guitar courses
    • Knowledge of technique 
    • Knowledge of theory
  • Metronomes
    • App
    • DAW
    • Standalone
    • Soundbrenner

Our recommendation is to have your goals written down either by you or by a professional, and then use metrics and metronomes to measure your progress as you go.

Quality is a main factor, so you need to find a way to assess how good your playing is.

There is no point in achieving a certain speed if it doesn’t sound good – that is just gaming the metric, not achieving the goal.

So you need to assess quality as well, either by recording yourself and asking others for help, or by asking a professional to listen to your playing.

Do this regularly so you can have objective or semi-objective ways to track your progress and feel good about all the effort you put in.

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