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Device for producing a steady rhythm in a precise number of beats per minute which can be calibrated by the user

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How precise should I expect to be with metronome?

As a beginner guitarist, I am always practicing with a metronome (for now 60 bpm). But, for the timing, I feel like sometimes I am going milliseconds ahead or back of the metronome. Especially when ...
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Were there any automatic timekeeping devices prior to the metronome used for setting and maintaining tempo (BPM) and pulse?

I know there's a decent amount of science that goes into creating a device that can set and maintain time, so this may be a very simple question with "no" being the answer, but I'm just ...
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Metronome with built-in microphone

I play drums for a church. I was wondering if there is a kind of metronome that has a microphone built into it so that it can give me the tempo from hearing other people play music so that I don’t get ...
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Help With Dragging

I have played a few instruments (Piano, Drums and Saxophone) and I have noticed across them all that I have a tendency to drag, or play slightly behind the beat. I think that mentally I am using the ...
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How can I test my strumming accuracy

I use a metronome to practice strumming on the guitar. I want to test how I'm doing without the metronome. Am I too fast, or too slow, do I hold the beat steady? What tool or technique can I use to ...
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Midi controlled metronome?

For piano practice (Roland RD 88), I would like a metronome I can control with MIDI foot pedal/ switches (Roland FC-300). It's most important to me to adjust the tempo with an expression pedal CC, and ...
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Metronome Sound

This could be a weird question but I want to clarify something. When I'm learning rhythms and have a slow tempo my metronome will sound like this: BPM = 60 (--- represent silence) click------click-----...
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Any metronome that can hear you through the microphone and tell you if you are going on tempo?

I am learning guitar and I know about the normal metronomes, but I need something that can tell me if I am doing well or something similar.
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How can I use metronome and digital piano through one set of headphones

I have Casio CDP 120 digital piano it has one output socket for the headphones, USB cable and socket for Pedal. I want to use the metronome and play the piano through one set of headphones for late ...
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Can't stop looking at the metronome when I'm practising with it

I can barely stay in time with the metronome when I'm trying to listen to it with my ears, but when I watch it with my eyes I can play in time fine if I'm focusing really hard (but even with focusing ...
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How would I convert 6/8 dotted crotchet = 66 to a 6/8 regular crotchet value?

There's a piece I'm practicing that's in 6/8 and has written on it that a dotted crotchet is equal to 66. I want to practice this with a metronome set to a 6/8 time signature because I want to be ...
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Image of old metronome with faster tempo markings

This is a link to an image of an old metronome I found on the internet: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/2-detail-of-an-old-mechanic-musical-metronome-stefan-rotter.html It uses the following ...
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For a 10 year old learning piano what does music pedagogy says about using metronome?

I am teaching piano to a 10 year old using the Suzuki 1 book. This child has no problem maintaining tempo when singing. Is it better for the child to use metronome to keep the tempo during ...
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Metronome: loud sound indicates first or last note?

Usually, does the loud sound of a metronome indicate the first note to play or the last one ?
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Mehcanical metronome losing precision

I have a nice wittner which seems to slows down and lose precision around and below 60 bpm afer a while. It seems however that above 100 bpm works fine. How could I be sure that it works correctly (i....
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Using your "internal metronome" rather than the tap of a foot [closed]

I had a professor once tell me, in terms of playing the piano, that he would rather see me use my brain for a metronome, rather than my foot. I understand this, and when I'm just playing or recording ...
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Rhythm training : Metronome vs Recording

Is one of these two methods more fitting as an exercise to improve the overall sense of rhythm : Playing along a recording of a piece, or playing the piece just with a metronome ? What are the pros &...
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Musedo Metronome and Tuner MT-40W Tuning Key doubt

I got hold of a guitar from a friend who moved recently and gave away some of his stuff he didn't need. This is an accoustic guitar . I figured I could learn how to play it from the internet :p It ...
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Performing drums with my band while listening to metronome?

I'm a drummer in a band; is it common for drummers to wear headphones and to listen to the metronome while playing with a real band?
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Bar counting metronome

Does anyone know whether a bar counting metronome exists? I'm focusing on singing and playing the guitar at the same time and feel a visual bar counter would help me to keep in time. I was hoping ...
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How to stay on beat [duplicate]

I've been told my beats are off beat. How exactly do you stay on beat and how do you use the metronome to help you? I've been searching heaps but there's no videos or any sites that explain it ...
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Did Bach use a pendulum clock as a metronome?

The reason I ask is because I have heard say that tempo ordinario is something like 60 bpm. Is it much of a stretch to assume Bach and his contemporaries could have used pendulum clocks as metronomes (...
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Metronome time question

I have to practise a scale-type violin exercise in 4/4 time at 1 minim = 62. My metronome does not have a minim setting option on it. Can I set a timing using crotchets to get a similar type result? ...
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Comments of Chopin's contemporaries on his playing

I am researching about the kind of style Chopin himself would have had by drawing inferences from sources such as recordings of the 2nd generation pupils of Chopin and the comments of contemporaries ...
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DAW tempo vs score tempo signature

I am working on a baroque string piece (Rondeau from Abdelazer) as a way to learn to program strings and in general get better at orchestrating and using the software. One thing puzzles me quite a bit....
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Can't Keep Count Without Metronome

(Please bear with me; I don't know a lot of sheet music.) When practicing a song that has 16 notes per bar ( ), I can do it with the metronome and can count with it. ...
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On Which Beat Should I Do Down Strokes?

While practicing the DDUUD strumming pattern (on an acoustic guitar) with a metronome (set at 60 BPM) with 4/4 time, I'm confused on which beat should I play the up strokes. What I'm currently doing ...
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Melody Phrases Starting 3th or 4th Beat

I'm Bahadir from Turkey. I'm a lead guitarist in a band and I have rhythmic problems, a lot. Trying to fix them, and this is the biggest one. I can't enter my soloes which starts in 3th or 4th beats....
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Should my metronome be stored wound or unwound?

I have a mechanical metronome, I was wondering if at night I should let it run until it stops. How about if I go on vacation? What makes me ask this is when I got my metronome it was wound up and I ...
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Is the metronome the closest thing to a mechanical drum?

I noticed there's a lot of drum machines out there, but they're all electrical. Is the metronome the closest thing to a mechanical drum? and by mechanical I mean, there's no batteries/electricity ...
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How can a metronome with a bell help with my practice?

I ordered a pretty standard mechanical Wittner metronome, the cheapest I could find plastic/no bell. But after I ordered it I realized there are metronomes that have a bell, so it got me thinking ...
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How do I reduce the volume of the metronome on a Yamaha E423 keyboard?

I am using a metronome to get grip on my best timings. Currently its volume is too high, so I want to reduce it. What is the setting for it? Note: I do not want to reduce the volume of my keyboard ...
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Sweep Picking WIth Metronome

When I practice sweeping, I put on the metronome at about 130 BPM and play the lick. I play each note at a metronome click. Is that (playing exactly to the click; fourth notes) how you are supposed to ...
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Help With Tempo

I am having a hard time looking for a straight answer to converting my tempo to quarter notes so I can use my metronome. I have an eight-note = 96 and a dotted-quarter = 56. I am so confused and (I ...
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Guitar - Record exercise lick over metronome with iRig

I would like to record the licks I play while exercising over a metronome in order to improve my timing. I need a way to record both the lick and the metronome beats to see if I'm picking the note ...
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What's the delay for per tick for 60 bpm in a metronome

I'm developing a metronome software and I almost know nothing about music terminology. I'm following a metronome named Fine Metronome. Lets say bpm is 60. And I have 4 ticks for one loop. One tick's ...
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My metronome Wittner 903304.0 stopped working

I was playing and the suddenly the pendulum went slower, until It stopped. After pushing it (swing), it stopped again a few seconds later. Since that, the metronome doesn's sound at all and the ...
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Metronome count problem left foot

I am a new drummer and i start drumming without counting from left foot, at that time i feld i always had tempo problem. it was really diffcult for me. How hard i could pratice on practising pad but ...
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How do I count this piece?

I'm only used to standard groupings of notes (like triplets, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note triplets in 4/4) but I don't know how to read/interpret n-lets such as the ones below. How would I count ...
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How to count 6/8

How do I count with metronome for 6/8 measure especially for this music? Thanks, Nader
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Piano beginner - Practicing duple time with metronome - 2 clicks or 4?

So, for example, the following piece - should I play it as 2 clicks per bar (say at 60 bpm) and count "1 & 2 &" to play the quavers, thereby trying to get the off beat right (and making the ...
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What tempo is andante con moto?

I'm learning Beethoven's 5th symphony 2nd movement, and I have some questions. What tempo is andante con moto? How do you read the 32nd and 64th notes? For example, you count 16th notes with 1 e &...
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Pros and cons of using a MIDI file to improve rhythm during practice

I'm an adult beginner piano and harp player and the thing I struggle the most with is rhythm. I have the most difficulty in songs in which the beat is a quarter note and there are eight or dotted ...
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How to properly play with the metronome when practicing Hanon exercises and scales on the piano? [duplicate]

How to properly play with the metronome when practicing Hanon exercises and scales on the piano? Should it be a note per beat? A bar per beat? How? For example for Hanon, he states to set the ...
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Extreme difficulty matching a piece to the metronome (piano)

I'm having extreme difficulty following a rhythm using a metronome. Granted, I can't sightread yet so that may be the problem. Trying to play a piece I know very well by ear and matching it with the ...
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Should I set the metronome the same speed as the shortest note when practicing?

If the piece's time signature is 4/4, and its shortest note is sixteenth. Should I set the metronome the same speed as sixteenth note, or quarter note? Why?
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Is it safe to take a metronome apart?

My metronome started to make unpleasant squeaky noises when I wind up its spring. It's still working perfectly - this doesn't hurt the actual timing of the clicks. But the squeaking is really annoying,...
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How to use a metronome for guitar

I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and do not understand how to use a metronome. I have two different types that I have purchased over the years, one is electronic with audible beeps and ...
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Electric Guitar - Metronome - How to play 16th notes

I have recently started practing with a metronome. So far i have kinda nailed quarter and 8th notes but i am having a problem with 16th notes. It appears that i cannot count the beats of the metronome,...
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Preparing click tracks for songs with multiple tempos

I'm looking to get my drummer ready for recording in a studio with a click track, we've usually sworn against it, but I feel it's time for it leading up to a bigger release. Our songs have some tempo ...
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