How fast in BPM should I be able to play rhythm exercises
I have been learning to play violin as adult beginner with literally no musical background since ca. 2 years.
Since couple of months I am learning at home alone based on practice books, etudes, scales, etc. I will be able to attend some classes next year again.
Until then I would like to improve my rhythm sight reading skills which are quite poor to be honest :)
So I have this book Rhythm Bible and I really enjoy it and I find all the tips and exercises progress well planned.
The only thing that bothers me is the fact that according to this book I should be able to play each exercise at 208 BPM before I can move to the next one. For me it seems too hard or even impossible. So my question is: could I practice the exercises aiming at 150 BMP and then moving to the next one. This way I could complete in couple of months the Basic Rhythms chapter. Otherwise I feel like I would stuck at the first page for years ;)
I have searched it online and I have found no answer to the following question: how fast should I be able to play at my level (2 years). I would describe myself as lower-intermediate level student. Could you please share your thoughts? :)
Follow the school of the legendary David Krakovich and play each exercise at 300 BPM. There is no such thing as too hard! Only too slow.
Charles, thank you. :)
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