Posted by: tammyspianostudio | February 22, 2011

Free metronomes!


Teacher:  ”Do you practice with a metronome?”

Student:  ”I don’t have one.”

Teacher: “Why not?”

Student: “I don’t know where to get one and we don’t have the money to buy one!”

How many times has this conversation happened in [piano studios] across the country?  Today I asked this very question and the students were surprised to hear my response:  ”If you have a computer, cell phone, ipod, mp3 player or cd player you can have a metronome for FREE!”  Blank stares from students….one hand is raised “[Mrs. P], no one has cd players anymore….”

Here are some online resources that you can give your students- these are all FREE solutions.  While I realize that these may not be the best or latest apps out there, this post is merely meant to begin the journey for the perfect metronome apps/freeware.

So the next time your students say “I can’t afford a metronome!” hand them this list:

Windows Computer:

http://download.cnet.com/Weird-Metronome/3000-2133_4-10073673.html

Macintosh:

http://download.cnet.com/AquaGnome/3000-2025_4-40544.html

iphone/ipod touch/ipad

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simple-metronome/id350401073?mt=8

Android

mp3′s that can be burned onto cd:

http://www.reztronics.com/prod01.htm

Thank you, Digital Music Educator, for this wonderful information!  Your January 6, 2011 post is valuable information we can all use whether we’re in the studio or taking our music on the road.

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