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Don鈥檛 aim at the beats: you get lucky sometimes, but it鈥檚 shooting from the hip.
Be humble: it鈥檚 cool to play fast, but if you can鈥檛 play with rock solid time at sixty bpm you鈥檙e never going to really get it at up tempos. Feel the beat before you play. Sing and clap tap the rhythm. Play the music. Take your time and don鈥檛 speed up the tempo until you鈥檙e nailing it. It can be frustrating and mistakes happen, so Break it up into shorter intervals of time spaced throughout your routine.
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Play the metronome at a comfortable speed. Pat your foot every beat (1-2-3-4) as accurately as you can for at least 5 minuets without playing instrument. Then do the same thing patting foot on beats 1 & 3 for at least 5 minuets. Then beats 2 & 4 for at least 5 minuets. That way you will eventually relax with the tempo and lock into your internal metronome. Then you should be good at playing with your patting foot with or without music playing. 5 minuets, because that's a good length like a complete song.
 

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Spacing the beat is a great exercise, so the metronome hits only beat one of a measure. Or two measures.
This exercise can be used for all, technique, melodies, standards, improvisation.

Also putting it at 60 and do scales, intervals and everything slow, even improvisation or bebop language, but very slow, listen and go for precise and clean technique.
 
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