Short Melodic Etude (Star Pulsations) + backing track
In the following short melodic etude I want to demonstrate a great and very fun way to practice rhythm and to develop metronomic time using a digital delay (or any other type of delay processor).
This type of practice can also let you discover new textures and sound flavors that eventually you might use in compositions, arrangements, etc.
The concepts behind this type of training are vary basic. The player would be responsible for articulating completely even 8th notes while the set up on the delay processing will be such that the echoes (repeats) generated by it will also be even 8th notes but one 16th note offset from the main guitar signal.
In other words, the player will play every 8th note in a measure and the delay repeats will precisely fall on every 16th note between the 8th notes being articulated by the player.
The result will be a very even and well articulated 16th note phrase.
The challenging part is that if your time/rhythm fluctuates even the smallest bit from the precise time metric then the delay repeats/echoes will be offset and will not land in the exact place needed to achieve the completely smooth and well articulated 16th note phrase.
It is very easy to know when you are even the slightest bit off-tempo as you will hear immediately the echoes get off-sync.
For me, it is a great and very fun/challenging way to get to know how precisely you can articulate even rhythmic figures.
Instructions for how to set up your delay unit/processor included with the PDF file.
For more info please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PDF file (standard notation + TAB), Video of the etude, Audio of the etude, Instructions for how to set up your delay unit/processor