So I went out and bought that metronome I was talking about in my last post. It’s a beautiful little device, 3″ tall with a metal arm swinging commandingly on its front. It has a black plastic casing and a clear plastic cover so I can throw it in my pocket and go places with it. I used it in the house for a very (very) short time before my wife told me it was the most horrible sound in the world and threatened me with bodily harm unless I turned it off. Fair enough.
So I took it down to the subway and set it to ticking, preparing to have myself a good ol’ regulated time! It sounds beautiful underground. One little problem, though… it is really hard to play along with a metronome! I have a good sense of tempo stemming from a long history with music but I found it nearly impossible to keep with the beat on a harmonica! I really did think that I would have zero problems following along with the beat but it seems I was mistaken. Looks like I’m just going to need a little practice.
Good. I was getting a little bored with what I’ve been playing lately.
How about you? What are you working on?