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what is a metronome?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Obsolex, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    ive heard it a million of times, isnt it just like a beat/drum machine?
  2. I may not post the best answer to your question, but as far as I know, a metronome is a device that counts the BPM (beats per minute). They are often seen atop pianos, and have one hand like a clock with an arrow on the top, and an adjustable weight on the bottom. When the hand is released, it sways back and forth like a pendulum, according to the BPM you set it at. It's an excellent device for practicing time to, and yes, they come in electronic versions nowadays. Hope that helped a little!
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    No it's not. A "metronome" is something keeps time perfectly. old ones are cool, i collect them. but all it does is keep time, and you keep time with it, or play over it. it's not a drum machine.
  4. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    A small person that lives in a large city:D
  5. LOL!! :p
  6. Jeff Berlin must be turning over in his grave........

    Oh? he's not dead?
  7. It's a thing that goes tick tick tick tick. It's great fun to put one in a plain brown box and drop it off at the post office. :D
  8. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    It's actually a gnome that lives in the city.
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Deja Vu? Ed is the one to ask, but it's sort of like - if you don't know, then it's probably too late already!! ;)