Recommendation of Metronome Use

The Bandola study is fundamentally based on the rhythm of joropo, which is often quite fast. In order to acquire a stable technique maintaining any velocity, it is highly recommendable to make the most of metronomes. In the joropos, whether “tres” (joropos in 3/4) or “seis” (joropos in 6/8), the bass is played based on 3/4. Therefore it is proper to play the metronome in 3/4.

The “Joropo Metronome”

Besides in playing exercise pieces it is very effective to use the Joropo Metronome that I designed. Changing unities of the notes it is useful for both tres and seis. As seen below, tres and seis are indicated as A and B. On the upper side comes the rhythm of the cuatro or the maracas, while on the lower the bass or dance steps.

Beat 1

The pattern associated with it consists of sounds of maracas and a drum of low tones instead of the bass and the notes are lined up with certain intervals and rules. In dividing this sequence, if A is applied, it is tres and if B, it is seis. Thus depending on where to start, it can serve both rhythms.

Beat 2

The Joropo Metronome plays for 7 minutes 39 seconds with 200 BPM but what should be recommended is to import the audio file into an application showing waveforms and select one bar according to division of A or B to reproduce the metronome infinitely in loop mode. At the same time the speed can be adjusted at disposal. Below you see an example where the metronome is imported into “Transcribe!”, a software specially designed for musical transcription.

Joropo Metronome 200BPM

Listen to the pattern and try to use the image below to undestando how it is visualized when using a software like Transcribe.


Try Out the Software Transcribe

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