• Can you Keep a Steady Beat while playing your instrument? 

     

    In lessons, Mrs. Bennett is always tapping her foot, snapping her fingers, clapping, or patting the beat as you play. When you are home, you can use a metronome to keep the steady beat for you. A metronome can be set for a speed (tempo) and will keep the beat while you play. See below for different metronomes and directions. Please contact Mrs. Bennett for any questions!

     

    Online Metronome: FREE

     Click Here for an Online Metronome

    1. Click on Link

    2. The orange number tells you how many beats per minute (bpm) it will click

    3. Move the orange dot on the line or use the + and - signs to adjust the speed (tempo)

    4. Move the smaller + and - sign below to change the number of beats per measure.

          If you are playing in 4/4 time, move it to 4.

          If you are in 2/4, move it to 2. 

          If you are in 3/4, move it to 3. 

    5. Click on the box next to "Stress first beat" so you can hear beat 1 as a different sound.

    6. Press the Triange Play Button to start the Metronome and Press Pause to Stop (2 vertical lines)

    7. Adjust speed (tempo) and number of beats as needed

     

    App on Device Metronome: Pro Metronome FREE

    1. Search for "Pro Metronome" in the App Store

          Pro Metronome App in Google Play: Click Here

          Pro Metronome in App Store (Apple) Click Here

    2. Download App for Free

    3. Move finger in a circular motion on the dial (grey and silver circle) or

         click on white forward and backward arrows to adjust the speed (tempo)

    4. Click on the bottom left corner box to change the time signature. Then, Click on + and - signs under the word "beats" to change this.      

          If you are playing in 4/4 time, move it to 4.

          If you are in 2/4, move it to 2. 

          If you are in 3/4, move it to 3. 

     Advanced: If you are playing in compound time signature (3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8), change the + or - sign under the word "note" 

     

    5. Swipe Down on the Screen to return to the dial.

    6. Press the Triange Play Button to start the Metronome and Press Square Button to stop. 

    7. Adjust speed (tempo) and number of beats as needed. 

    Advanced: Can't figure out what speed something is? Listen to the song or hum it out loud and use the bottom right corner box called "tap" Tap the beat with your finger on this box for 10 -15 seconds in time to the music and the metronome will tell you what the speed is( tempo) at the top. 

     

    Analog Metronome:

    Want to go old school and have an actual digital device that keeps the beat for you?

    Visit your local music store and purchase a basic metronome (any where from $20-30) and use it. 

    You do not need to buy an advanced metronome that costs more than $30. 

    Questions about brands/types of metronomes? Please contact Mrs. Bennett