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Title: Metronomes
Post by: Cliff on December 05, 2008, 06:20:01 pm
How and why to use a metronome to improve your musicianship and ocarina performace, how a metronome prepares you to play with other musicians, etc. This video is only half as long as it shows in the time bar on the video.




Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Laurent on December 05, 2008, 08:05:37 pm
Hello,

I get a "we're sorry, this video is no longer available"   :'(


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Secretagentdan on December 05, 2008, 09:54:26 pm
Same here, just tried to watch it! Mr DnA


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Cliff on December 05, 2008, 11:39:27 pm
The video was too long... past the 10 minute limit. Oops it looks like I accidentally pasted the video in twice so it ends about half way through and then repeats after the black screen  :o  :o  :o

I just put it up on vimeo, and it's fine now.


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Spatolo on December 08, 2008, 06:51:22 pm
Great video! I understood most of it. :-)

I just can't understand why there ARE some videos on youtube that exceed that limit. Bah!


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Cliff on December 08, 2008, 06:53:54 pm
Fabio, great to have you back! I didn't have anyone to give a hard time to  :(

You left such a big hole that KarlA had to step in. Now he can leave.

KarlA, you can go now. Fabio is back. Please go make more videos.

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I just can't understand why there ARE some videos on youtube that exceed that limit. Bah!

I found out. If you're a youtube partner then you can make videos longer than 10 minutes.



Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Secretagentdan on December 08, 2008, 07:25:48 pm
Spatolo,
  What's up man?! How was your skiing trip? :)


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Karl on December 08, 2008, 09:03:19 pm
Yes, sir, Cliff, sir!  I'm going back to the dungeon to make more videos. 


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Spatolo on December 08, 2008, 09:07:46 pm
Hello all!  ;D ;D and thank you for welcoming me back!! The ski trip went well. I improved a bit and I'm very happy of that!

What a big surprise to see KARL IN PERSON into the forum and the new section with the videos! It will take some time for me to see them and I'll have to work out hard to understand most of them. But, they are definitely a great stuff. It's a pity they can't be put on the youtube which has by far more users and potential viewers.

Thanks!

Oh, I played the ocarina at -10. Celsius. Until my hand froze. With gloves it was too hard.

It was six 'o clock and the sun was starting to appear... that would make a good post in the "experiences" thread.


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Cliff on December 08, 2008, 09:38:30 pm
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Yes, sir, Cliff, sir!  I'm going back to the dungeon to make more videos.


Yes. Now you guys know who gives the orders in the company.

Actually it's... Susan  ;D


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Secretagentdan on December 08, 2008, 09:46:40 pm
that is a very cool experience Spatolo,, I bet that makes it pretty tough playing with frozen fingers! It's like 18 and I don't even want to go outside and try here! :)


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: Spatolo on December 08, 2008, 10:52:10 pm

I found out. If you're a youtube partner then you can make videos longer than 10 minutes.

what does that mean? that you have to pay?
if so, and if that's a reasonable amount, you should perhaps consider it, youtube is a channel open to a big audience. But those are only quick thoughs, I didn't even checked what that means.  :-\


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: nemovir on May 01, 2009, 05:52:22 pm
Hi, I new to the forum and found this tread. I have an old metronome that I have never used,but the dial has numbers and, I believe, Italian words.  So what word or number is equal to 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4?  Thank for any help.


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: onewhohopes on May 02, 2009, 12:03:52 am
Hi, I new to the forum and found this tread. I have an old metronome that I have never used,but the dial has numbers and, I believe, Italian words.  So what word or number is equal to 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4?  Thank for any help.

From my knowledge the metering (4/4, 3/4, etc) should be the same in any language using roman characters.  If it is really old (not digital/computerized), then it probably doesn't have the metering at all, and the numbers you see would represent bpm (beats per minute).

The meters themselves don't indicate the speed (directly, anyway), so on metronomes with metering capabilities you would only get a different pitched beep on one or two of the notes (depending on which meter you are in).  For example, with a setting of 120 bpm, your metronome would make beeps/clicks exactly 120 times per minute.  If it had metering, lets say 4/4, you would hear something like:

dit-dit-dit-dit    dit-dit-dit-dit...    Where every beat is the same

dit-dah-dah-dah   dit-dah-dah-dah...     Where the first beat is emphasized in some way, like a raised pitch or shorter note (this is also morse code for J, in case you were wondering)  :)

Try experimenting with it while looking at your clock.  If I'm right, there should almost certainly be a 120 mark on there somewhere.  If you set it to that, watch a clock for 10 seconds and count the beats. Do this several times to get a feel for it. If there are consistently 20 beats every 10 seconds, then your metronome works!  8)

I hope my comments helped some.

-Tom


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: nemovir on May 07, 2009, 08:56:50 pm
Sorry for taking so long to respond, Tom.  Thank you for you help.  As my metronome, what I meant by old is about 7 yrs, it is a Qwik time machine.


Title: Re: Metronomes
Post by: onewhohopes on May 11, 2009, 01:01:31 am
Glad to be of service.  I can only imagine the frustration you get by typing quik time machine into google (quicktime is a media player, time machine is popular as well).

-Tom