So I bought a metronome

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?

About Parker

I'm a woodworker by day and a musician by night, a blogger on the weekends and an artist when I can find the time.

One comment

  1. Andy Barker

    Hi Parker, love the blog. I’m also pretty much obsessed with all things harmonica. I bought a traditional metronome a few years back to help solo guitar practice, weirdlyalthough I had no problem keeping time on the guitar I struggle doing the same with the harmonica. I probably just need more practice as I’ve only seriously delved into harmonica playing for the last 12 months. Plan to take the harmonica walks to the english countryside this week.
    Keep posting, Andy.

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