How Steady is Your Tempo? - Test With Go Silent Briefly
This exercise is great for encouraging your ability to keep a steady tempo and to help with precision of timing. It is probably harder to do than you expected, if you haven't tried an exercise like this before.
Is your Tempo Steady? Plays 3/4, then silent., Are you still in the pocket when it returns? It is harder to do than it seems :)
For help with this see the Vanishing Click - Burying the Click -.
If you want an even more challenging exercise, you can try it with longer and longer silences in Bounce Metronome. Or for a less challenging exercise, try clicks decreasing in volume. See Mac Santiago's Diminishing Click and Decreasing Click.
Also, be sure to try the later exercises further down this page - some of the rhythm phasing ones particularly are next to impossible when you first try them :).
Do you have a Windows laptop or PC? If so, you can get Bounce Metronome to play rhythms like this at any tempo with its Go Silent Briefly feature. To buy it right away, just Click Here: Get Bounce Metronome Pro now. Or you can get your 30 day free trial from the download page.
More Go Silent Briefly Videos
3:2 as the "MInd boggling simple polyrhythm with go silent briefly - you need to be sure to play three separate instruments or surfaces with right hand and two separate surfaces with left hand following the bounces. Can you keep going like that through the silences?
Rhythm Phasing Challenge - this time played continuously without any silences - 6/8 patterns simultaneously at 90 and 92 bpm
Still next to impossible when you first try it. How far can you get without getting confused and dropping notes, or missing the pocket? May help with the version with the silences
For help with these exercises, see the Vanishing Click - Burying the Click
Play all of these one after another
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You can use Bounce Metronome Pro to practise these and many more rhythms at any tempo, including changing tempo. See its Go Silent Briefly feature