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In one of the classes that gave David Friedman, taught us an a very good exercise to improve the tempo. The exercise is record yourself, a simple melody, solo or comping and after trying to play up the recording!! It seems simple, but it's hard!

Very good exercise!!

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Marie-Noëlle Thu, 02/28/2013 - 07:50

Yeah great exercice! And very cool that you started posting here! Keep it up!
I first hadn't hear you count, so I didn't know where was your time (during the melody): that was funny! But when you started the solo, the groove was clearer and I could get into it!
Great!! Keep posting... Tío!! :o)
ps: is that you on piano on the mp3?

David Friedman Fri, 03/01/2013 - 12:22

In reply to by Andreu Vilar Juanola

Very good, Andreu. Good time. Interestingly, the time was better on the solo, than on the melody because you left more space in the melody. It's always more difficult, the more space you leave. Try the melody again and really FEEL the time in the spaces. Great work!

tonymiceli Thu, 02/28/2013 - 08:39

great great great!

you know, it's so great to listen to someone play and the are in time. it's our responsibility as players to do this. that's it. it's ok, if you can't play in time well. IT'S NOT OK, if you are not working on it. it should be the MOST important thing you do.

you can't interact with other musicians if you time is not good.

I'm glad david brought this up and am glad you are posting yourself playing. it's great to listen to anything when the time is there!

dimitris Wed, 03/06/2013 - 14:01

Ok... after this exersice I know that my time sucks (really sucks hahahahah...but it's ok). This exersice is GREAT!!!

Just one observation to Andreus track...I realized the tempo after one minute. Maby this is me but I think that we should use some rytmics that are reqognized by others who listen???? I am just asking and I don't want to take this the wrong way Andreu!