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Watch This Guitarist Practice Using a Leaky Faucet as a Metronome

Musicians of all stripes often use metronomes to help them practice, but classical guitarist Evan Taucher recently employed a more... analog method.

After discovering that the faucet in his Belgrade hotel room had a particularly rhythmic leak, Taucher decided to use it as a natural metronome, playing Albéniz’s Pavana Capricho to the tempo of the drips.

“I can safely say that this leaky faucet is the most unreliable metronome I’ve used,” Taucher said in the Instagram video. “But with that being said it was fun to record this.”

For more on Taucher, follow him on Instagram.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.