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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Practicing drums with metronome and not hearing its tick

Often times when I'm doing simple strokes (as from Stick Control) to the tick of a metronome, I get into streaks of not hearing the metronome, just my strokes. I suppose that's a good thing, right? ...
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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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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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I am bored with a metronome, should I get a drum machine?

I'm a big fun of using a metronome while practicing, but after a while it just gets boring to hear all this solid ticking. When you play scales and stuff like that, it's ok, but when you are playing a ...
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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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How do I use a metronome?

I am currently a beginner at the piano. I know using the metronome is important, but I I'm feeling reluctant to use it often, as it is difficult for me to get the music coordinated with the clicks. ...
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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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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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Why would a teacher ban the metronome altogether?

So when I was a kid I had this piano teacher who was completely against even owning a metronome. He was adamant that using a metronome to practice was a bad habit and insisted that pupils always ...
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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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Music and time, “natural” time

To play music rhythm in time it was always something difficult to me, with a metronome also. Basically I can not count time. On the other hand I have some intuition to compose simple music, and when I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How useful is a metronome for playing the piano?

I've been learning to play the piano for over a year and a half now, and have never used a metronome to date. My rythm and tempo are usually decent, at least after playing the piece properly a few ...
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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 keep from tensing up when I click the metronome faster?

I've been trying to build up speed with my tremolo exercises, and the demon I keep fighting is a sort of negative feedback loop fed by worrying about deviations from the tempo, increasing attention on ...
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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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BPM marking doesn't check out or am I just reading it wrong?

So, Czerny, in his edition of Bach's two part inventions, says 138 BPM (crotchets per minute) is appropriate for the first invention: http://javanese.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/7/72/IMSLP63611-...
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Is it possible to do tempo changes while practicing with metronome?

While I practice some pieces with metronome, I try to make notes coincide with the metronome clicks as precisely as possible. However, some (most?) classical pieces have tempo changes like fermata or ...
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Awful timing when recording multiple tracks

A few days ago I started recording a song (not mine, it is going to be a cover version) and when I first recorded a guitar intro (just four bars of fingerpicked chords) I was horrified by my timing. ...
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Do you use a metronome for songs or just for scales and exercises?

I play guitar and aspire to learn by ear. So, I've been using a metronome for scales and just strumming patterns, but I've heard it's good to play with a metronome for songs. I usually just slow the ...
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How does a metronome help me play music better?

I heard that anyone who received theoretical education in music should use a metronome to practice their timing. But I don't know how does a metronome help me? Or even how would better timing help me? ...
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Should I play licks/solos with a metronome

Praticing scales using a metronome is pretty straightforward, but most solos that I tried so far use an uneven tempo. I mean, the solo is a mixture of quarter notes, 8th notes and 16th notes, as such, ...
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How can I increase BPM so the perceived increase in tempo is always the same?

I have a curious request. I'm a drummer, and I sometimes practice by setting my metronome to increase 1BPM every 2 measures. At first, the increase is very slow, almost unnoticeable, and it takes a ...
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How to embrace the metronome after years of bad habits?

Background I have been dabbling in guitar for over 20 years. I have decent dexterity, technique, and musical theory. However, I don't count time and never use a metronome. I always sound like a weak ...