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Metronomes are supposed to go tick tick tick tick tick, and not care about time signatures, minims, crotchets, any of that stuff. Unless it's some sort of "smart" metronome, but I'd recommend you to try and be smarter than your metronome. :) How many times a minute do you want it to tick? You are told to play at a rate of 62 minims per minute, and you want ...


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Yes, definitely. There might be a "click track" or some sequenced backing that the live drummer plays along with. Just about every pro drummer in the pop world does this at some point. (If you look online for an old edition of BBC "RockSchool" with Omar Hakim, he did a very impressive demonstration of changing the feel by playing slightly ahead of or behind ...


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Good question! None of the bands I've worked with had drummers that used metronomes while playing live - but most are good timekeepers anyway.Except one where we used backing tracks, but he was at the back and had an uncanny sense of timing, so didn't need more than the count-in. If a recording is going on, then usually the drummer will use one. It's the ...


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A minim is worth two beats. So, in this case, set the metronome for 62bpm. If you're supposed to play each scale note for the length of a minim, play on each click. If you're supposed to play a crotchet for each note, either play two notes per click, or - double the metronome to 124bpm., and play one note per click. Two options, as the question isn't ...


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A big thing with drummers now is the distinction between micro-time and macro-time. When practicing, you can set your metronome to work on one aspect or the other. (I've never heard anyone but drummers talk about this, using this specific terminology, but I imagine this concept would be useful for all musicians regardless of their instrument.) Setting the ...


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I think but am not certain that some metronomes, or metronome apps for phones/tablets, can be set to have multiple pattern sounds, such as heavy down beat, light beats 2,3,4 (in 4/4 time), and different sound for beat divisions. If you can find one of those, just "reassign" the heavy down beat to your measure bar, set the "light beats" to the downbeat in ...


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I don't know of any such thing, but you could program a simple drum pattern to change the sound every so often. You could do this with the free version of just about any DAW or "drum machine" software.


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From what I have read (various books and articles) would (should my memory be accurate) indicate that clocks or watches were used in some case. Other cases would us terms like "heartbeat" or "moderate walking" (probably used to define "moderato") or "quick counting" or "slow counting." It's not so easy to know what the actual timing was. Human heartbeat ...


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Does your metronome have a 'crotchet=xxx' display? Don't worry. Set it to 'crotchet=62' but cheat - count minims instead! The metronome won't know.


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