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.
PlayerListen to “Episode 10: Metrics and Metronomes” on Spreaker.
This episode has the following structure:
- Contact info
- How you can support
- Updates and news
- Complexity of songs
- BPM of exercises quality/speed
- Subjective listening
- Recording on time
- Guitar courses
- Knowledge of technique
- Knowledge of theory
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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