- What metronome???
My lad is learning to play the guitar (currently grade 3) and has said that he needs a metronome. I know nothing about them but there seem to be lots of different types – e.g. traditonal pyramid, digital etc.
Looking for recommendations as to what would be best and where is good to buy from.
CheersPosted 7 years ago
persoannly I would get a wooden pyramid wind up one. They look much better and are much more of an heirloom than an electronic one. The electric ones are quieter and flash a light for the beat so may be a better option> They are also much easier to transport around. Bit cheaper as well say £20 eletronic and £40 for a clockwork one. Shop for a proper one to see quality online for an electronic onePosted 7 years agoCletusMember
Thanks for the replies.
My lad is 13 and loses phones at a rate of one every six months so the smartphone option is out of the window.
I like the idea of a traditional pyramid type device but would a digital one such as that recommended by leffeboy be better (more portable)?
I am not musical at all so do not no whether these are just used at home or during lessons etc.Posted 7 years agoleffeboySubscriber
Clicks are natural and musical to learn to groove with, beeps are not!
Just for info for the OP, the one I recommended beeps but in a sort of clicky way if that makes sense. It works well for me but if you want to avoid beeps completely then you need to avoid that model. On portability – yes it is.Posted 7 years ago
an electronic one will fit on his guitar case or pocket and be more luggable/chuckable. A wooden pyramid one is fairly large and damageable. It would be like giving him either an digital watch or a grandfather clock respectively.Posted 7 years ago
They ones in link look ok as basically they flash or htey bleep or click at each beat nothing really to them. Prefer the look features of db-30 sole metronome assuming he can tune the guitar.
clicks are better FWIWgonefishinMember
He doesn’t need a metronome. In fact I’d go as far as to say that getting one is actually a bad idea as he will never really develop a feel for what speed things should be played at if he relies on a mechanical device “telling him”.
The only time I used a metronome was when I was practicing scales for my Grade 8 exam and I hated it.Posted 7 years agoplumberMember
With respect to gone fishin’s view – I would say every musician needs a metronome as ‘part’ of their practice regime. Otherwise you’ll end up with the timing of a drummer
I say get a cheap drum machine rather than a metronome though – it’ll be more useful in the long termPosted 7 years agogonefishinMember
I would say every musician needs a metronome as ‘part’ of their practice regime.
I agree but not at Grade 3. Being able to keep time yourself without any external aid is an important skill to learn.
Otherwise you’ll end up with the timing of a drummer
Then only hang around with musicians 😉Posted 7 years ago
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