A device used as a practice tool that provides a steady beat.

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Written by Sam Blakelock
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A metronome is an essential practice tool that gives musicians a steady beat in order to develop rhythmic timing and gauge progress. The metronome's tempo can be adjusted, giving a pulse in beats per minute.
Older metronomes are mechanical with a swinging pendulum, but more modern devices are digital and even available in a smartphone app.

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