What is a metronome? Frequently Asked Questions

A metronome is a musical device, designed in the early 19th century, and has been broadly used ever since. The basic principle is that it produces “click” sounds in a certain tempo and time signatures, thus helping musicians stay in rhythm. Both time signature and tempo are set by you, so you can practice any song to perfection. While traditional mechanical metronomes, in addition to clicking sounds, have a visual effect created by a pendulum, a modern online visual metronome can have flashing lights or other types of visual help. Web metronomes like our online metronome are quite accessible to everyone today, you can also get them as an iPhone or Android App.