Friday, November 21, 2014

Start with a Wittner Metronome

You only have to learn three skills to be a proficient user of the metronome. In this order, you must master:
  1. Getting started with the beat
  2. Staying in synchronization with the beat
  3. Changing the setting and playing with the beat anew
In the video you can see these three skills demonstrated.

For another metronome video, one that shows how to use it for slower tunes, like blues, go to

I like recommending the Wittner because it needs no batteries or electric outlet. It's easy to use, and even intuitive, after a little practice. It produces a good, loud, tock sound. It can sit on a flat surface with a lot of stability. And, finally, it has an appealing visual shape.

If you are a practicing music student, it can become a most useful tool. You can learn certain pieces more quickly using a metronome. And it's steady beat will let you know if you tend to lag behind or move ahead of a steady speed.

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