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I have a Yamaha CP-50 stage piano and I was unable to find a metronome function. Surely metronome is not one of the preset drum settings. Does anyboy know an easy way how to start a metronome on this device?

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I've cleaned up the comments here. Summary: Erring on the respectful side is good :) –  Matthew Read Jul 4 '12 at 22:56
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From the manual it seems like you need to be recording in order to use the metronome. You could try this part, but it's step 4 of the recording process:

Press the [PAGE ►], [3], or [4] button to navigate to Pages 3 and 4 of the Record screen, and then turn Knobs 1 to 3 to set the tempo, time signature, and metronome for recording.

If that doesn't work check out the owner's manual and try the whole process — it's on the Support tab of this page.

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Out of curiosity, why is this marked community wiki? –  American Luke Jul 3 '12 at 21:44
    
@Luke The suggestion to look in the owner's manual came from another answer that has been deleted, I didn't want to get rep for something I didn't put the work into finding :) –  Matthew Read Jul 3 '12 at 22:09
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@MatthewRead I don't think it was necessary to make it CW, but it's your choice ;) Anyways, thanks for this, I have found it in between in the Reference Manual. However, I'm not happy with this solution, since it's pretty stupid and complicated, so I might see, maybe someone has a "metronome" drum file for CP-50... –  unregistered Jul 3 '12 at 22:43
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