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Metronome

An online metronome is ideal to use while practicing music. This tool helps with your rhythm as well as tempo selections. A metronome is a practice tool that produces a steady beat to help musicians play rhythms accurately. The pulses are measured in beats-per-minute (BPM). Most metronomes are capable of playing beats from 35 to 250 BPM.

Online Metronome
Free Online Metronome

 

How to use a metronome:

The first step in metronome use is to understand time signatures. Time signatures are found at the beginning of a musical piece, after the clef and the key signature. Time signatures consist of two numbers. The top number indicates the number of beats in a measure, while the bottom number corresponds to the value of the beat. Most often, you will see 2, 3, 4 or 6 beats per measure. Beats are commonly half notes (the bottom number of the meter signature is “2”) or quarter notes (“4”) (the bottom number of the meter signature is “4”).

Here are a few common examples:

4/4: 4 quarter beats per measure

3/4: 3 quarter beats per measure

2/2: 2 half notes per measure

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