With Practice Mode, you can practice at your own pace by playing along with automatically-scrolling tablature and a metronome.
You'll see the Practice Mode activity on the course detail screen under most lessons that include tablature:
- Practice Mode automatically moves the tab to match the tempo you have set.
- A red cursor follows along in time with the tablature's tempo and the Playback Speed setting.
- Once the practice mode has ended, click Play again to restart.
- Using the Playback Speed button on the Toolbar, you can slow the playback down, so it's at a more comfortable pace.
- These speeds are available: 100% (default), 75% and 50%
Built in Metronome:
- An audible metronome is enabled by default in Practice Mode.
- Adjust the volume or mute the metronome from the settings menu.
- It's best to first just get whatever you are playing/practicing under your fingers without the metronome...get comfortable with finger placement, how your fret hand and thumb are positioned, your posture, etc. Then once you're comfortable, set the metronome to the lowest setting and practice at that speed until you aren't making any mistakes, then take it up a notch to the next metronome tempo and so on, until you get to 100%.
- When the Play button is pressed, a 2-measure count-in will happen before the playback begins, to give you time to get your hands back to your instrument and prepare to play.
- The Count-In can be turned on and off using the switch in the settings menu.
**Can’t get Practice Mode to appear? Make sure you’re using the Fender Play mobile app (available from the App Store and Google Play Store) or your desktop browser. Sorry, Practice Mode is not available on your mobile device without the app.