What is a Metronome?.....

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by beatles, May 26, 2004.

  1. beatles

    beatles New Member

    Hello Friends
    can anybody tell me what is a metronome? and how is it usefull? :think: :confused:
    does it helps in playing both rythm and lead?
    thank you

    beatles
     
  2. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    It Help for sure... A metronome is a devoice which will give you beats in the form of Ticks and Tocks so that you can play in time. It helps both Rhythm and LEads ..
     
  3. beatles

    beatles New Member

    thanks Jay
    but do they use it in performances also or is it just for practice?

    beatles
     
  4. prash_rocks

    prash_rocks Over the Hills & Far Away

    no u dont use it in performances... unless you're performing solo, there probably would be a drummer to keep the beats for you. plus, the metronome doesn't make such loud sounds that can be very audible outside your practice room. plus, you'd better do your homework on your rhythm before stepping onto the stage in the first place ;)

    you can check out an excellent freeware metronome (only 18k and packed with all features you'd need) at: http://www.pinkandaint.com/weirdmet.shtml
     
  5. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    Prash's right... You dont use them in concerts.. Some drummers do. But they plug on their headphones and use them... Not guitarists though.. You generally have a drummer or if you are playing solo tap your feet gently so that you can keep your timing right..

    Thanks For The Link

    P.S. Prash ROCKS
     
  6. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    but its extremely valuable for practice... both rhythm and lead will need it bcuz neither can afford to go out of beat during an actual performance and this is the best way to become perfect.
     
  7. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    Yes Ofcourse.. .If you go out of beat on stage.. Go into Exile for a few months grow a beard and disguise yourself and come back and play..
     
  8. beatles

    beatles New Member

  9. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    But as far as my knowledge goes, Many drummers use it cause they have to play the beat before the note is gone..
     
  10. prash_rocks

    prash_rocks Over the Hills & Far Away

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  11. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    wow.. Nice...
     

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