Metronome Reviews

Metronome Reviews

 

Traditional or Electronic Metronome: Which One Works Best For You?


 

Are you choosing between getting a traditional metronome and an electric one? Let’s take a look of the comparison between these two metronomes in the table below:

 

Traditional Metronome

Electronic Metronome

Operated using  a wind-up mechanism with a pendulum. Require winding up from time to time but no need to worry about batteries running out.

Battery operated.

Showing the beats with a ‘tick’ sound and a swinging arm which provides a visual effect.

Showing the beats with a ‘tick’ sound and a flashing light.

Good accuracy when placed on a flat and even surface.

Good accuracy for quality models and brands.

Less portable but gives an aesthetic look.

Small and portable.

More expensive.

Cheaper.

No extra feature provided.

Some models provide extra features like volume and sound control.

 

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Traditional Metronome


 

Cherub: Metronome - Traditional BlackCherub: Metronome

This is a stylish and sturdy metronome which is encased with round and smooth case. It is operated with a clockwork mechanism with the range from 40 to 208 bpm. A bell chime can be set at every 2, 3, 4 or 6 beats.

Price: $47.40

Available Color: Black, Blue, Pink, Purple

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Metronome: Wittner With Bell 2181Metronome: Wittner With Bell 2181

An elegant, solid and durable metronome with loud beats and long winding time. Range from 40 to 208 bpm with an adjustable bar marking bell.

Price: $94.90

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Metronome: Taktell Piccolo (Silver)Metronome: Taktell Piccolo

An elegant and robust metronome operated with a clockwork mechanism. Range from 40 to 208 bpm. This metronome comes together with a color matching protective cover which enable it to be kept safely.

Price: $79.00

Available Color: Silver, Ruby, Black

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Electronic Metronome


 

Qwik Time: QT7 Quartz MetronomeQwik Time: QT7 Quartz Metronome

This battery operated electronic metronome is extremely durable, accurate and affordable. It provides a tempo range of 40 to 250 bpm with more than 200 different tempos. It gives a wood block click sound with a flashing LED light for each beat. Tempo can be adjusted with two up and down buttons. Time signature can be selected and the first beat will be accented. There is also a headphone jack included. This metronome can be tuned with an A440 Hz tuning tone.

Price: $31.60
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Pure Tone: Digital MetronomePure Tone: Digital Metronome

This is a cute and affordable electronic metronome which enables you to clip it on a music stand or the end of an instrument. It has a tempo range of 30 to 250 bpm. The volume can be adjusted and it is very easy to be caried around.

Price: $15.80

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Korg: MA-1 MetronomeKorg: MA-1 Metronome

This is an electronic metronome with multiple functions. It has a broad tempo range where you can select from either pendulum steps or full steps. The beat display can be chosen from 1 to 9 beats, with 8 types of rhythm to be selected. This metronome can be calibrated and it can be used to tune any instrument with its 12 steps chromatic reference pitch. Other features of this Korg metronome include adjustable volume, earphone jack, memory backup and auto power off function.

Price: $31.60
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The most important thing to look for when choosing a metronome is the practicality. You should choose a metronome that suits your needs and requirements. Do you prefer to use a traditional or electronic metronome? Let me know in the comment box below! Do check out my tips on how to use metronome in your piano practice too!


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4 Comments:

  1. great reviews, the choice would come down to how practical each metronome is for each user, I personally love things new school, so an electronic one would be good, and just as accurate in my opinion

    1. Hi Machael, glad that you like my reviews. An electronic metronome will be suitable for you if you love new technologies. I’m sure you’ll like its extra features which can’t be found in traditional metronomes.
      Saber

  2. I like the old style metronome, they have more character but I can totally understand why someone would choose the new style, they have more features. I guess I learned something today!

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