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#1119440 - 10/30/04 12:50 PM Which metronome?
darb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 123
I need a metronone, but I figured the device had evolved since I last had one 20 years ago. My teacher has a battery operated one. I went on line thinking it wouldn't be that hard to choose, but whoa! There were about 100 different ones just on one website I looked at. What should I choose?

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#1119441 - 10/30/04 05:38 PM Re: Which metronome?
Lightnin Offline
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Registered: 07/17/04
Posts: 210
If it might help, my teacher recommended the Korg MA30 (under $30 about anywhere) as a "best buy" metronome. I have not used one, I instead use the metronome built into my P90 keyboard.

Other than sufficient volume, it would seem that all a metronome has to do is click.

#1119442 - 10/30/04 07:03 PM Re: Which metronome?
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Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 982
Loc: Oregon
I have the Korg KDM1. I really like it because it is easy to use, has a dial control, and most of all, because it has volume control! The clicking noise is irritating to me if it's too loud.

Korg KDM1
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#1119443 - 10/30/04 07:48 PM Re: Which metronome?
mamma2my3sons Offline
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Registered: 10/17/03
Posts: 746
Loc: Midwest of the great USA
I have a walnut wood Wittner. Its made in germany & very attractive looking (if thats an issue for you, it is for me, has to please the aesthetics!)It is a *wind up* looks very much (& sounds exactly) like the classis Seth Thomas ones from my childhood when I played clarinet.

Paid $80 bucks for it at the local music store. They list for $90 or so. They make plastic ones as well, don't know how they sound.


#1119444 - 10/31/04 04:43 PM Re: Which metronome?
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: U.S.A.
I went to the store and sampled a bunch, and wound up with the Sabine Zipbeat.

It has great variability, it makes a nice click instead of an electronic sound, and it makes a different sound for the end of the measure, with excellent variability for the number of beats in the measure. Also has LEDs that can go along with the beat, but I have enough to look at without looking at the LEDs.

$30 at my local music store. I might have been able to get it a little cheaper online, but (to drag in another thread) I like patronizing local dealers with good service.
If you use lines like "a hyena with hiccups", you might be a redneck.

#1119445 - 10/31/04 06:44 PM Re: Which metronome?
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Registered: 04/12/04
Posts: 477
Loc: northwest NJ
I have the Korg MA30 as my teacher recommended. Seems to do just fine. Costs less than $20 if you shop around. My teacher told me to avoid mechanical ones since they vary somewhat in tempo. I can set mine to various time sigs and even do triplets.
"Applaud friends, the comedy is over." --Ludwig van Beethoven on his deathbed.
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#1119446 - 11/01/04 03:13 AM Re: Which metronome?
TimR Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 3437
Loc: Virginia, USA
I use this one: http://www.wwbw.com/Qwiktime-QT-5-Credit-Card-Metronome-i117205.music

which is small, loud, and cheap, about $10 US.

Same company makes tuners, which I didn't like as well as the Korg CA-30. But the metronome is fine. I don't know of a reason to pay more.
gotta go practice


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