June 15th, 2022
How can this innocent device cause so much angst?
I get two different reactions when working on the metronome with my students.
Before I say anything, this student will ask me, "Can I use the metronome, please!”
These students are friends with the metronome!
When I ask this student to pull out their metronome, all I get is “UGH!” or a heavy sigh.
These students are fighting against the foe!
Why the two reactions?
Some students naturally sync with a metronome, but that is not the norm. The majority of
students need to practice playing with the metronome. The student has to hone this skill
through time and tenacity, and I guarantee this endeavor will produce excellent fruit in your
music playing. Don’t ever give up!
Next month’s blog
Metronome – Part 3
Practical Ways to Make the Metronome Your Friend
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Kay Darby Finch has been teaching music since moving to Southern Maryland in 1985. Her passion is working one-on-one with students of all ages. In addition to private teaching, Kay has led several church music ministries and owned a St. Mary’s County music store with her late husband, Harry Darby.
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