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Offline Mark Cordova

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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #25 on: Dec 17, 2003, 11:20:33 PM »
My trusty old fashioned Metronome looses a little steam when it gets close to the bottom. I set it on 120 at times and play for half an hour straight without a problem. Just take a quick break and wind her up again.

Sounds like you you have gotten down to all good choices Chuck. Buy the one that fits your budget.

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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #26 on: Dec 31, 2003, 01:45:26 AM »
Hey, I'm looking at getting one too! Dale, I have a Casio keyboard that has that rhythm stuff on it.

Is it the Casio SK1? Thats my favorite thing in the entire universe... next to my fiddle of course. Anyway, I have both a Qwik Time and a Korg, I like the Korg better, but it's about $30 whereas the Qwik time is about $15-20
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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #27 on: Jan 06, 2004, 09:45:41 PM »
Is it the Casio SK1?
I forget what model it is.  It sure wasn't made THIS year! LOL!

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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #28 on: Jan 27, 2004, 02:24:25 PM »
I use a Wittner wind up metronome myself - and have to be honest picked it up at a ridiculously cheap price on e-bay - dont you just hate people being smug like this??? :)

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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #29 on: Jan 27, 2004, 02:48:37 PM »
I use a Wittner wind up metronome myself - and have to be honest picked it up at a ridiculously cheap price on e-bay - dont you just hate people being smug like this??? :)

I bet you got it for $5 and $54 shipping, huh?  ;D ;D ;D (I know about Ebay!)

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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #30 on: Jan 27, 2004, 04:17:50 PM »
Yes Jack, that's exactly the one.

I have to admit, I can't fault it.

xan

I've got exactly the same one, and I can fault it slightly. When you turn it on it starts at 100bpm and you have to use the up or down buttons to set the speed you want - the "dial" on the front isn't really a dial at all. I find that a bit tedious.

That said, it was a fraction of the cost of a mechanical pyramid one which is about the only other choice I've seen, and it does have a built on A=440Hz bleep built in for tuning to in a pinch.

I don't practise playing with a metronome much either, but it's handy to have for getting the correct speed on pieces - especially as I'm expecting to play for dancers in a few months and it's no good playing faster than they can dance. The average age of the dancing society is 65!

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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #31 on: Jan 27, 2004, 05:11:44 PM »
Wow, that was Dec 11th when I posted that. I have that metronome now. Its ok, it was the cheapest one in the store. Its a bit of a pain to change the setting off 100, but its ok. I hope it lasts for a while. Mine didn't come with a bettery, I had to buy one. Hmmm. I've used it many times now. I like the fact it has an earplug jack and a way to mute it (only has a flashing light) if you want, so thats nice.

Jack

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Re:Metronomes
« Reply #32 on: Jan 27, 2004, 06:17:23 PM »
There are only a few times a month that I need or want one, and right now mine is loaned out and I'm thinking that it is time for it to come back home.  Trying to learn a waltz with 3 part harmony and the base has a bunch of dotted halfs while the 1st and 2nd parts are trying to drag my timing to hell and gone.  Need a little background counting for my first measure beat.

 




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