This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2016 issue, which is available here.

Strictly Technique

Hearing the Click on the “E”

Shifting the Metronome to Improve Time

by Powell Randoph

In this lesson, we’ll work on shifting our perception of a metronome so that we’re hearing each quarter-note pulse as the second 16th note, or “e,” of each beat. Benny Greb has talked about using this concept to help improve timing and subdivisions. I found it difficult to hear the second 16th note as the pulse, so I developed these exercises to help myself. Start at a slow tempo, say, around 75 bpm.

For the complete lesson with transcriptions, check out the September 2016 issue, which is available here.
 

 
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