WHAT IS A METRONOME?
A metronome is a device that produces a steady beat or pulse to help musicians play in time. It is measured by beats per minute (BPM). A tempo marked as 60 BPM equals one beat per second, while 120 BPM equals two beats per second,
so on and so forth. Metronomes also help maintain a steady tempo. They are used both in live performances and recording studios to ensure an accurate tempo throughout the performance.
Why do we use a metronome while playing an Instrument?
Many musicians are involved in a band or while recording a song, so the tempo and beat of the song must be the same. In case each musician plays the notes at a different speed, the song will be an absolute mess. So everyone needs to follow a metronome for tempo.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A METRONOME
WHILE PRACTISING MUSIC?
While playing as a band or recording a song, many musicians will be involved. Therefore the tempo or beat or speed of the song has to be same for all musicians. In case each musician plays all the notes exactly but at different tempo it will be a complete mess. Therefore the beat or tempo has to be common for all musicians. A metronome helps to maintain the tempo of the song.This online metronome is the ideal tool to work on your tempo and is essential when you are learning to play an instrument & want to play with other musicians. This metronome can be used with any instrument: keyboard, guitar, drums, piano, saxophone, violin, ukulele etc.
HOW TO USE A METRONOME?
Select the tempo for the song, or use sliders to set the BPM. Sliding to the left will make it go slower, sliding to the right will make it faster. You can also manipulate time signatures by adjusting the time signature of the song by selecting how many beats per measure you want. Most songs are played as 4,3,2 beats per measure in music notation: 4/4, 3/4 and 2/2.