Metronome

Review of The Backbeater?? – Musical Tempo Monitoring System

I was extremely flattered to be contacted by the nice lady from Makers4Good the company that produces the Backbeater tempo measuring gadget. They offered to send me one that I could keep in return for me writing a review. Wow! I’ve really made it. Someone wants to know what I think. Of course I agreed to try it out. The Backbeater is fairly useful for measuring your tempo if you’re playing grooves with a steady two and four backbeat but… Read More »Review of The Backbeater?? – Musical Tempo Monitoring System

Free MP3 Metronome For Your Downloading Pleasure

Despite living in a world where you can install apps on your toaster, some of my students don’t have access to such modern miracles. So I whipped up this batch of 5 minute long MP3s with tempos from 60 BPM to 300 BPM in increments of five BPM (except the last few which go up by ten). Go to this link to download individual files or the whole lot as a Zip file. The clicks are unaccented so you can… Read More »Free MP3 Metronome For Your Downloading Pleasure

How To Be A Disciplined Musician – Dante Roberson

Here’s a great talk about being a disciplined musician by drummer Dante Roberson. The meaning of discipline here is keeping time and playing for the song, not the other kinds of discipline many musicians have trouble with. Practicing playing to a click track is one of the most important things you can do as a drummer, if you don’t play impeccable time, what use are you? People like to moan about how using a metronome in practice or performance makes… Read More »How To Be A Disciplined Musician – Dante Roberson