Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: What metronome?

  1. #1

    User Info Menu

    Default What metronome?

    Hi guys,

    Just starting out and need to get a metronome. I thought about using a computer program, but I swear it's occasionally missing/changing the beat.

    Anyway, I'm wondering if they are all the same (keep in mind I'm a newbie).

    I see ... a Korg TM-40 on sale now for $25. Is this a good one or?

    BTW, just got a copy of "Stick Control: ... Snare Drum". I'm excited about these drills (hahah, can ya tell I'm new? :D ).

  2. #2

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: What metronome?

    I have a Qwik Time QT-7 Quartz Metronome and it works well and was only $17.

    And don't downplay the fact you just got "Stick Control: ... Snare Drum". Starting with fundamentals is always a good thing.

    :D

  3. #3

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: What metronome?

    you know those plastic timers that you wind up and it counts to 60? man i used to love practicing stuff till it does that berserk ring thing!
    ZildjianLeague/LP/Aquarian/Mapex/Pearl
    Snares: 4
    RIP- Frank, Wolvie, Les Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I wish I was your wife
    Quote Originally Posted by amdrummer View Post
    if double bass is cheating then so is using two sticks

    Forum Rules
    DrumBum
    No metronome?
    The Rudiments

  4. #4

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: What metronome?

    If you are new you may want to find a metronome with a display on it. Seeing a graphic representation of the beat (electric line moving back and forth or an old school T-arm) rather than just hearing a click has proven useful to my students.

    Korg makes some really good products. Maybe a start?
    Yamaha Maple Custom 4-piece (Bebop)
    Sabian Cymbals
    Evans Heads
    Vic Firth sticks

  5. #5

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: What metronome?

    well if you have a little coin to drop i'd go for the korg beat lab or the boss db-90. I know the Boss has a function that tells you how to play rudiments and so does the korg. I dont have either but I have played with both and if your serious about improving your skills, thats the way to go. Otherwise anything that keeps a steady beat will work just fine.
    "Don't let your pride swell....you may have to swallow it one day!"- Unknown

    God made Cops so Firefighters could have heroes!

    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    I'm waaaay past having any major parts of my body exposed. Believe me, it wouldn't add anything to the show!
    Proud member of PHROGGE's Aquarian Army

    Zildjian League

  6. #6

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: What metronome?

    I have a Korg MA-30 that was about the same price (I think). It has a headphone jack, a sweep, and blinking dots on the LCD screen.

    Lot's of good beat, rhythm, and tap in options, so it can be pretty useful.

    I used it when playing guitar or mandolin, but I imagine you could use it for drumming, especially with headphones.

  7. #7

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: What metronome?

    I have a traditional wooden metronome (wind up) which I like for playing bass and my daughter uses for clarinet. But for drum practice on the pads I prefer the Boss DB30 which is around $40 US. It's pretty compact and has some simple patterns like triplets, etc.

  8. #8

    User Info Menu

    Default Re: What metronome?

    Get a laptop, set it next to you and go to http://www.metronomeonline.com/

    thats what I use.

    I also downloaded all the BPM's of 3/4 and 4/4 time and put them on my iPod. Works wonders!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •