I'm looking for a metronome.....

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Harper, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Harper


    Nov 10, 2001
    ..that you can set to gradually speed up.


    Thanks in advance.
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Boss DB-12 Dr. Beat.

    It's got tempo, rhythm, beat, note, pitch, timer and a stop watch. All of that in a small little pocket size thing-a-ma-jig. Really cool.
  3. If by "gradually" you mean it automatically speeds up at a particular rate - I'm not sure why you would want this. When practicing, you want to make sure your sense of time is right on, regardless of the tempo setting. Then, selecting a quicker setting will mean something to you, in addition to helping you develop technique.

    The best value out there in metronomes IMHO is the inexpensive Qwik-Time. It should be approx. $20 in the US. Sounds better than most of the more expensive electronic models - almost a real wood block sound, with a visual indicator (LED) as well as infinitely variable tempo settings.
  4. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002

    No need for a metronome, just get a drummer to practice with :D
  5. No substitute for the real thing. I've always thought it's easier to "feel" the beat with a *good* drummer than a metronome. Still gotta have a metro though :cool:
  6. theautarch


    Mar 18, 2003
    if you practice near your 'puter, you can go to Online Metronome. I don't know how good this one is but you can download it for free, metronome. if you do a google search you can find a bunch of free downloadable metronomes. i have one that you can change the sounds and it has it's own visuals, but i can't remember where i got it from. i can check when i get home and see if i can find it. if i do, i will post the link. :D
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I got the advice from a drum teacher to absolutely not play exercises at gradually increasing speed. Play everything at a set speed, stop playing, and then start at a higher speed if you want to. This way you train yourself to keep a specific tempo, not slide up or down.
  8. thumbtrap


    Jun 26, 2003
    A good drummer is just using a metronome by proxy. (Cause if he never used one, he probably isn't a good drummer)

    I have a little cheapie - which is almost great BUT - WHY does everybody feel like they need to put beat accentuators in metronomes nowadays? The one I have does, you can't turn it off AND they got it wrong. The Downbeat (actually just the one) is pitched HIGHER than the others. It drives me absolutely crazy.

    I want a slappernome though. A metronome with a tap tempo function that fits in your pocket and thumps rather (or in addition to) clicks.

    Stick it in your pocket, slap your leg a couple times, and away it thumps. You could still hear it when playing loud. Maybe it should even have electrodes and apply electric shock when you rush or drag.