Metronomes are used by guitar students to help keep a steady tempo as they practice, and can really help when working on issues of irregular timing. Practicing to a metronome can really help you internalize a clear sense of timing and tempo, so go ahead and use our free guitar metronome designed specifically for our guitar students.
How to use our Online Metronome
- First of all, you'll want to set the BPM (Beats per Minute) of the metronome by either dragging the slider, or pressing the +/- buttons. Once you do, you'll see the musical term for the speed of the metronome as well. You can change this setting while the metronome is running as well.
- Next, you'll want to set your time signature, so how many beats you want to have sounding in 1 measure. As you'll know, the most common time signatures are 4/4 (4 beats to a measure) and 3/4 (3 beats to a measure), but our metronome is very flexible in this respect as well. You can set up to 16 beats per measure. You can change this setting while the metronome is running.
- Now just press the Start button, and the metronome will produce your beat. It will also count how many times it's gone through the measure, as indicated by the "Measures so far" number, which you can reset at any time.