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Author Topic: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise  (Read 865 times)

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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 02:12:55 PM »

Seems as if it will allow you to play a perfectly nice tune extreamly well then increase the speed until there is no musicality left in what you are doing. YMMV
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 02:23:48 PM »

I agree with Lester. Two thoughts occur ' never play faster than you can' and ' never play fast just because you can!'  Also one of the late and highly respected Will Atkinson's   trueisms  was ''every tune has a natural speed and it sounds a lot better if you keep to that speed'' or something like that.

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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 02:28:38 PM »

It's a party piece, lads, probably an encore. If you can't enjoy it for what it is, too bad for you.

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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 02:36:38 PM »

Loved it!
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 02:50:18 PM »

Working the audience  ;) bit of fun there AtB mory
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 03:34:15 PM »

Just WOW!
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 04:26:19 PM »

Not so much WOW as WHY?  There's just nothing comprehensible left of what started out as quite a nice tune. Sorry, does nothing for me. YOMV......

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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 04:32:00 PM »

A bit over the top and he is having fun with it. I do like his playing, but prefer clips like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFMtNzWN_oQ
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 04:43:43 PM »

"Not so much WOW as WHY?"  -  He's a pro and obviously his audience love it (and I bet you they're mostly young) so it's obviously a show piece.
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 05:05:27 PM »

It's a party piece, lads, probably an encore. If you can't enjoy it for what it is, too bad for you.
Quite. Good fun, thanks for posting Stiamh.
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 06:06:14 PM »

As my friend Michael Kline says "I'd like to be able to do that...and then not do it".

Thanks for posting this Stiamh. Damien's a great player.
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 06:32:06 PM »

As my friend Michael Kline says "I'd like to be able to do that...and then not do it".

 

this I would agree with!

george ;)
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 07:32:02 PM »

Darn good! Playing
It takes a lot of skill to get a tune up to that speed and to be able to play it slowed down again as well.

Thanks for posting!
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 09:12:52 PM »

That is some fast and proficient playing.  Wish my brain and fingers could communicate that quickly!
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 12:55:37 AM »

He has certainly got the hang of getting all the right notes in at the right place at the right time.
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 02:46:04 PM »

"Not so much WOW as WHY?"  -  He's a pro and obviously his audience love it (and I bet you they're mostly young) so it's obviously a show piece.
I agree - If someone were to play standing on their head I'd be very impressed, no matter how musicless it was, same for ludicrously fast playing.
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 11:18:16 PM »

The thing I'm probably most impressed by in this is how relaxed he is for pretty much the whole video. I do sometimes practice upping the tempo to silly levels but it takes quite a lot of effort to get there ;D

Lovely playing though, and I'm equally impressed by the guitarist keeping up.

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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 01:37:01 AM »

Personally, after some reflection, in my opinion, I think he is playing it a bit too slow.... >:E
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Re: The benefits of gradually increasing the tempo when you practise
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2017, 10:18:58 AM »

there is  a good reason to learn to play very fast ACCURATELY  which had completely slipped my mind in my post on the topic.  If you get the hang of playing very accurately at  warp speed it means playing accurately at  a fair lick eg for rapper becomes remarkably easy.   When I was first asked to play regularly for a rapper side  I  practised until I could play the requisite tunes at breakneck speed accurately with the result that playing accurately but fast for rapper seemed a very relaxed affair!

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