3 Responses to “PuttingZone Stroke 3: “Bird whistle” tempo”

  1. <path_to_url> Geoff Mangum

    @dxptech The human timing does not come in integer settings (74 OR 75 OR 76
    bpm) but is in between these settings, and research says training with a
    metronome makes you awkward trying to fit to the integer pattern. Also, the
    human doesn’t want the numbers and patterns purporting to be those of
    mechanical science, but needs to know the “fact” of their timing. The
    whistle is flexible that way and matches the fact of whatever timing that
    human has.

  2. <path_to_url> Geoff Mangum

    @dxptech Also, remembering the whistle pattern is easier than “remembering”
    whether the metronome beat was 66 or 67. Finally, the metronome is “heard”
    passively whereas the whistle is generated by the human using
    cardiovascular physiology, and the heart rate has a rhythm and the
    breathing rate has a rhythm and the whistle has a resonance in the body
    (bones of skull mostly but also chest) that meshes with these basic body
    frequencies, and is generated out of them — “organic” and “integrated”.

  3. <path_to_url> Geoff Mangum

    @dxptech Finally, the fluidity of the whistle, varying the sharpness of the
    tone, with a pronounced acceleration, more accurately reflects the timing
    of the putting backstroke then down stroke. The metronome beats from top of
    follow-thru to top of backstroke then next top etc. The whistle reflects
    the fact that the backstroke from the takeaway to the top of backstroke
    takes twice as long as from there to impact, so the whistle is way better
    than a metronome.