I'm putting in some serious metronome practice at the moment as I felt my chops, hand sync and time was a little off, I'm using some up coming gigs to really shed some practice with the metronome.
I've started doing a couple of hours each day really focusing on this and here's what I've mostly been doing:
Having the metronome set a 30bpm and doing the following:
Alternating with the click on 1,2,3 and 4, half hour on each, playing tunes, melodys and improv.
Having the click on the "and" of beats 1, 2, 3 and 4 doing the same as berfore, melodys, comping etc..
Having the click be every 5th beat so it alternates each bar, bar 1 clicks on 1, bar 2 clicks on beat 2 etc...
I found this very dfficult, I listened back and realised I 'm usually rushing and have to concentrate really locking in to the time especially the "click every 5 beats" at 30bpm.
Anyone else tried this? found it difficult? Do you think it's good for improving your internal pulse?
I've found I've improved after the past couple of weeks a little and have felt my hands in sync a lot better when playing with out the metronome, I'm planning on keeping it up over the next couple of months to really get it together with this slow 30bpm idea.
Thanks guys, looking forward to your response!