Klarinet Archive - Posting 000717.txt from 1997/12
From: Josh-Boy <joshcole@-----.Edu>
Subj: Re: metronomes (fwd)
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 00:37:29 -0500
I gota hold of a credit card metronome. It is a Seiko DM20 (I think
they are still sold!), and it has quite a few features. It isn't fancy,
the BPM ranges from 30 to 250, and it subdivides eighths, eighth triplets,
and sixteenths, and it beats out measures from 1 beat per meassure to 7.
I got it for about $10 used, but the person who sold it to me said it cost
$20-$25 new. If all you are looking for is a metronome that can
subdivide, then this might be what you are looking for. It also has a
tuning feature -- the 'nome will play A440 (in the electronic buzz we've
all come to know and love!!); I've had a lot of success with it!
This is in response to my own post... I sent this before reading Bill
Hausmann's... one feature I forgot to mention about the metronome is that
it helps you keep the beat visually as well -- it has ovals on each side
that alternate with the beat. This is very useful when one cannot hear
the metronome over the playing!! And maybe I gave the wrong price
estimate... in fact, I did!