Harmonicas and Metronomes

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” You can take what you already know, tighten up the timing, clear out some space here and there to create tension, hit accents like you mean it, and BOOM! you catch on fire, your friends won’t know what got into you, but they will show up to watch you burn…. This is what you can do with a metronome.


  1. frank

    July 8, 2013 - 6:59 pm

    Excellentay Richard….

    Have you ever played with the http://bouncemetronome.com/

    The free version is still way cool 🙂

  2. Eric Schaller

    July 9, 2013 - 5:15 am

    Yes it is frustating to play slow, tried with scales got p*&$@d off and stopped. Will try again, thanks as always for the insight. Eric S.

  3. Harry Werner

    July 9, 2013 - 10:54 pm

    Hi Richard
    Thanks for this. I remember that conversation with you. I had no idea that you actually adopted the technique. Keep doing it and at some point when you hear a metronome clicking away, it will automatically be on the 2 and 4….then you know that you have pretty much internalized life’s ‘swing’….and you can groove to it and make it sound like its speeding up and slowing down,,,,but it is you controlling the pace…not the machine controlling you…all groovy..

  4. Fred Stover

    July 12, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    really great video richard – now that’s FUN with a metronome

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