Klarinet Archive - Posting 000715.txt from 1997/12
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: metronomes
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 22:46:17 -0500
At 05:25 PM 12/13/97 -0700, Bill Edinger wrote:
>My 11-year-old daughter is a budding clarinet player who could benefit
>from a metronome, and I'm an aging amateur who could also probably
>benefit as well. I would like to ask the list subscribers if they have
>any recommendations on what kind of metronome would be most useful to
>her (and me) - which features are necessary, which merely useful, and
>which an unnecessary expense. Anything to avoid or any great bargains?
>There's quite a range of prices and features, and I don't want to blow a
>bundle if $40-$50 (or less) will take care of it.
I am fond of the Seiko DM-20. I finally bought my own after recommending
them to many people in the store. Its particular nifty features include
different sounds for downbeat and other beats in a measure (setable for 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 beats/measure), subdivided beats (eighths, triplets,
sixteenths), 440 hz tuning pitch, and an earphone jack. Plus it is small
enough to fit in a shirtpocket or almost ANY clarinet case. It comes in
under your budget at around $35 retail. Only downside is that some people
find the sound of the electronic beeps annoying. Picky-picky!
Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.