Play Slowly

Looking to improve your playing? Slowing down helps you break through barriers, no wizardry required. Don’t worry, even pros catch themselves speeding up, which often leads to anxious hands and a cluttered mind. 🀯

The Art of “Ridicu-Slow” πŸ•°οΈ

First off, pick a Chunk and try playing it at a snail’s pace. Feel the notes, let your hands comfortably reach their destination, and bask in the moment. Notice how the tension melts away? πŸ’†β€β™€οΈ

Deep Dive with the Metro-Gnome πŸŽ›οΈ

Now, do the same with your trusty Metro-Gnome. It may feel awkward at first, but once you sync up, you’ll unlock a whole new level of musical satisfaction. 🀩

Balancing Act βš–οΈ

Slowing down might be easier on your hands, but it’s a whole new game for your brain. The music will sound different. Juggle between a comfy medium tempo and your snail pace. Use the Metro-Gnome to keep you honest: Set it to 90 bpm for medium speed and cut it in half for the slow tempo.

Never underestimate this core practice strategy. It’s not just a phase; you’ll lean on it throughout your musical journey. 🌱

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3 responses to “Play Slowly

  1. I am learning to play every tune as a ballad. Great reminder and offered structure will be very handy. Sometimes, I like fast tunes better when they are slow. It’s fun try the different tempo and slow it right down β€” and for beginner me, often sounds better.