How Good Is Your Timing Really?
I was recently reminded of this fun timing exercise that feels like a game.
It’s addictive in a fun way. It’s hard to stop once you get started.
The game is programmed really well.
It calculates how far your space bar hits are off from the groove, and then deducts your points for the distance each of your 20 space bar hits is early or late. The further you’re off, the more points you get deducted.
The maximum score is 1000.
My guess is that it would be impossible for anyone to score 1000 because that level of accuracy would require machine-like precision. However: as my below score shows, you can get pretty darn close.
If your score is in the 700’s one time, and in the 900’s next time, that’s not a sign of the exercise’s accuracy being questionable btw. haha. (I mention this here because people oftentimes question the accuracy of the drill over the accuracy of their timing when their scores are all over the board).
That merely means that the time feel of your performances is inconsistent.
The below snapshot shows my score.
Test your time feel with the Time Feel Game here.
See if you can beat that score, just for fun.
If you beat my score, post a snapshot of your score in the comments section below so I can check it out.
Even if you’re pretty consistently around the 900 range, that is pretty impressive already: post it too.
Your score on this game is a really good representation of how strong your time feel is on your instrument.
Looking forward to seeing your high scores posted below.
Time to bring out your metronome if you get low scores. 🙂
The cool thing about knowing this website (in case you didn’t know about this site yet) is that you can use the site to practice your timing anywhere, even without your guitar.
Hit me up anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to book a lesson.
These free lessons are cool, but you will never experience the progress, joy, and results that my students experience in lessons when you’re learning by yourself from blogs and videos.
That is why people take lessons: way better results and progress, much more complete information, exposed to way more creative ideas than you can get from a blog or YouTube video.
There is only so much that self-study can accomplish.
If you want to see amazing results and progress in your guitar playing, buy your first lesson here and get started ASAP.
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