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

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


  1. Harper

    Harper

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


    Anyone?

    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
    UK

    No need for a metronome, just get a drummer to practice with :D
     
  5. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    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

    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

    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.