Artichoke Music, Portland Or
This mandolin workshop focuses on how to use your metronome to improve your sense of time and space, allowing you to play faster, smoother, and more musical in any style. We will look at some speed building exercises and explore the concept that the key to playing fast is first to play very slow. This hands-on workshop covers essential timing concepts and will get you listening for the beat, dividing beats, counting rests, and feeling two and four-bar phrases like you never have before. You will see how practicing with your metronome on specific beats, can dramatically change the feeling or the "groove" of the music. You will learn a metronome practice technique that will change your playing forever! This intermediate-level workshop is open to mandolins, guitars, fiddles, banjos, etc.