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11/4/2002 3:41 AM
Alan Green (1053) wrote:
All the metronome is going to do is give you a constant pulse to play along to at whatever tempo you set it to. Treat it as a substitute for a drummer, if you like. Start by working on the piece you're going to play just like any other piece - get the hand and finger movements in the right order without it first of all and worry about speed and phrasing afterwards. Set it slow and build up the speed in stages.
The Yamaha QT-1 is quite good. You can turn the volume down and it has a little flashing light on top so that you can go without the clicks (if you really want to). Fully adjustable - the dial has sections marked for things like "Andante" or "Allegro". It's reasonably priced too - EUR 40 in Frankfurt (that's GBP 25 or USD 40 depending on where you live).
Hope this helps,