Determining Beats Per Minute of a song to use a Metronome
On a metronome you set the ‘BPM’ or ‘Beats Per Minute’. Occasionally the BPM is marked on music.
If you don’t know the BPM you can determine it using one of many apps or by using
TempoTap.com. Here is what you do…
Determine the BPM of a song’s tempo.
space bar to tap each beat. The BPM (beats per minute) will be automatically computed to determine the tempo of a song. The more beats you provide, the more accurate the resulting BPM will be.
There are separate directions for using touchscreen.
Here are manual instructions for determining BPM of a song via WikiHow.com.
My kids are grown but I know my practicing must drive my wife a little crazy at times. HaHa. This is a great idea if you have a baby or small child and you want to slip in a five minute practice while they sleep.
Do you like a little ‘Funk’? Who doesn’t, sometime?!?!
This is super easy and fun. Just awesome!
The only hard part is that you have to barr the chord (only 2nd if you leave 1st one open).
Relax the barr finger occasionally (maybe 2nd and 4th beats) to add different mute / percussive sounds and to relax the fingers.
Roy Sakuma created and offers a nice chord chart that groups chords by progressions within keys.
For example: In the key of C he put the following chords:
i = C | vi = Am | iv = F | V7 = G7 | iii = Em | ii7 = Dm7
This is a great way to practice chords.
Click here for the whole chart!
UkuleleHunt.com has an excellent tutorial on muting strings.
The tutorial includes six tutorial videos. Here is the first one…