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Topic: Metronomes
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posted: 5/19/2005 at 1:37:59 AM ET
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I have a Seiko SQ50 Metronome. How do I use it in reference to time signatures? Such as:
3/4 time would be what number on the metronome dial? 6/8 time would be what on the dial? 4/4 time? 2/4 time? etc...Please let me know. I am used to having a metronome that I just push a button to select 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 time. The dial goes from 40 - 208.

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Judi Lee

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posted: 5/19/2005 at 1:33:49 PM ET
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The metronome is for keeping a steady beat. In 4/4 time you have 4 beats to a measure, 3/4 time you have 3 beats etc... The composer or arranger will usually post a metronome "speed" above the first line. It usually will say something like, " (picture of a quarter note) = 80. Then you set your metronome to 80 and each click is equal to each quarternote beat. The time signature alone does not tell us which speed setting to use.

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