Metronome?



  • Well? What’s the proper use?
    If I’m working 4/4 at 120 I get it but if I’m 12/8 at 120 how’s that work? Do I just try to hit every tic?
    Some meters at some speeds seem almost impossible to subdivide and play
    Say I have a measure with four eight notes and time is marked at 120 and the meter is cut time? Do I set it at 120 and play the 1/8’s on the tics?

    For me it would be helpful if someone with vast knowledge on this could give detailed information.

    I can’t be the only one that’s made it this far and not know how

    School me!


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    In the simplest 4/4 situations 120 is the number of quarter notes per minute and the music will be marked
    (quarter note) = 120. (Star Wars theme).
    Play each quarter note on the tic
    Sorry, don't know how to insert quarter note note symbol
    Or if it is very slow
    (eighth note) = 120 (Bach/Gounod Ave Maria)
    Play each eighth note on the tic

    In 12/8 the music will be marked
    (dotted quarter note) = 120 (Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall)
    Play each dotted quarter note on the tic, the eighth notes will be like triplets

    Or if it is very slow
    (eighth note) = 120 (Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman)
    Play each eighth note on the tic

    So look to see what the time signature says. Is it (quarter note) = 120, or is it (dotted quarter note) = 120, or is it (eighth note) = 120?

    Easier to explain face to face, but I hope this helps.



  • @djeffers78 said in Metronome?:

    12/8 at 120





  • Hope these help!



  • @Tobylou8

    They were a great help to me. Thanks.


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