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:
- Getting started with the beat
- Staying in synchronization with the beat
- Changing the setting and playing with the beat anew
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.