#17071 Reply

Marlayum
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I am no expert, but I watched the movie “The Red Violin” and the great teacher had the young prodigy start by playing really slow and each day he increased the metronome speed until that kid was playing incredibly fast! But movie stories aside, I think a good way to use it is to start slow enough that you are playing with good intonation and minimal body stress, and once you are good at one speed, increase the metronome speed until you can play the tune at the speed you want. This is good to do with etudes, scales, and songs (especially those with tricky rhythm) I would think.