How Do You Get Better if You Can’t Recognize Your Mistakes?

How do you get better if you can’t tell what mistakes you’re making?

If they’re pitch mistakes, you’d better be practicing with a piano, and have enough skills to at least check pitches. If not, get help – a recording you can practice with.

If they’re rhythmic mistakes, you might not even realize you’re dragging, rushing, or dropping a beat. Luckily, around 200 years ago, a machine was invented to help.

The metronome. Use it. Discover your rhythmic weaknesses and correct them. The best news is, every phone, tablet, and computer can now become a metronome for free.

Correct notes and rhythms don’t just happen. Good intonation and sense of time don’t either. They evolve through repeated refinement using the right tools.