As a beginner musician, you quickly realize if you have a feeling with music and rhythm. For example, if you have already danced, it is a good bet that you have the rhythm in your skin. Yet some students have great difficulty with the pace and this is totally understandable. That is not to say that they will never be able to play a musical instrument, quite the contrary! Here are all our tips for working the rhythm even if you don't think you're talented. You will see that you hide in you a musical talent that is slow to be discovered:-)
Why do some people naturally have a sense of rhythm?
There are many factors that will influence your understanding of the pace. To give you an example, a child who learns a musical instrument and who is listening to music very young or has been introduced to sound games will have much easier to be regular. Of course he doesn't know what a white or a round is, but he recognizes the length of notes instinctively.
So here are several reasons why some students or beginners naturally have the rhythm in them:
- If you have listened to a lot of music and continue to listen to all sorts of things, you will naturally educate your rhythm ear.
- As a child, your parents may have been playing music. By dint of hearing them, you automatically picked up the sound of the metronome, the melodies and the rhythmics they were playing.
- If you have practiced an activity like dance that is already based on rhythm, it is a great thing to bring you stability and a better understanding of the importance of counting times and being synchronized.
- If you play video games like Guitar Hero or the famous tap tap games, you are also accustomed to play according to the rhythm.
It is therefore for these reasons but also for all the work that you have done upstream in a conscious or unconscious way, that you can approach the rhythm more easily. In France, we had the famous music lessons at school with the recorder. Even if we didn't like the practice of this instrument, it allowed us to learn the rhythm and to understand the duration of the notes. It can be useful even decades later. But in my opinion, we do not have to have the rhythm in the skin from the beginning, because everything is working on the guitar, the ukulele, the bass or another instrument.
How to progress in rhythm?
Rigor is a golden rule to get good regularity. If you play a musical instrument, you have already had fun playing over the music that makes you dream. You would hear the drummer beating the beat and you are forced to follow him to synchronize with the other instruments. So when you work, you absolutely need a point of reference that will allow you to get regularity not to play either too fast or too slow. So you can:
- Tap the foot regularly to count the Times.
- Use a metronome online, electronic or mechanical.
- Play with other musicians or use a sequencer or battery simulator.
The secret of progression in rhythm and play very slowly in the beginning and gradually increase. For example you can play 4 × 1 exercise at Tempo 60 to initiate you, while it is played normally at Tempo 120. Then you gradually increase by five of tempo each time you finish this four loop. If it seems too fast, you have to work even slower. One thing is certain is that you can not play fast if you have not worked slowly before. Even though it may sound annoying, you will gain much more time and progress faster working.
Unfortunately, learning the rhythm is not necessarily playful. This is why you will find a playful and motivating application to work your rhythm without being bored by the sound of the metronome. You will discover excellent courses and exercises that will allow you to work every day five to ten minutes and get real results, no matter your instrument:-)