Can't count!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by cantplaytrumpet, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    Watch your step there sir,
    Please get off my foot,
    Next time when you ask,
    Me to dance I won't.

    Also, you CAN count 3/4 as just 1. That's how you skate to the Skater's Waltz. Left(2,3), right(2,3), left, right - you can feel it.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    I think it was "Om pa pa" that got me into the Strauss waltzes. Still, it was doing a circle waltz with my present wife that made it the best, but with my health issues any type of dancing is now just a memory. I consider being able to now walk and not often using my cane to be a blessing. Still, it was the spotlight on us as we danced a polka at a surveyor's convention that cleared the floor ... and though the picture looks like I did a flying split over a table for eight, I swear I did not.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
  3. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    When ever I am working on a difficult meter I always try to get the down beat and the preceding beat ... for the " and -one " feel ... even if you lose the time in the middle of the measure you can get right back on track. The suggestion about 2 -3 - downbeat is similar just taking it out another beat.
    Try setting your metronome to just click on 1 of every measure ... click -two -three - click - two three ..
    If you find you are moving your body down on the one of every measure you are getting the feel... hope that makes sense.

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