from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A device used to mark time by means of regularly recurring ticks or flashes at adjustable intervals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a device, containing an inverted pendulum, used to mark time by means of regular ticks at adjustable intervals; an electronic equivalent that emits flashes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument consisting of a short pendulum with a sliding weight. It is set in motion by clockwork, and serves to measure time in music.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mechanical contrivance for marking time, especially as an aid in musical study or performance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. clicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music
Along with the metronome, which is a key tool in ChiRunning and ChiWalking, the other important accessory is a good watch.
The metronome is the best tool for learning how to lengthen or shorten your stride relative to your speed.
The most interesting product of the last couple of days is the Wetronome waterproof metronome, which is yellow and rubbery and pretty-much useless unless you're a world-class swimmer, of course.
An instrument called a metronome may be had from a music shop (used for keeping time in practising), if a book be read aloud by the stammerer, pronouncing one syllable only to each beat, he will soon gain complete control of his voice.
One can't jump at once into the necessary agility, and the metronome is a great help in bringing one up to the right pitch.
The metronome is the same in all editions, 160 to the quarter, but speed should give way to breadth at all hazards.
The metronome is the same in all editions, 100 to the eighth.
At times the concept is quite ambiguous, but to be honest, the dramatic music, the time changes and dynamics that would break a metronome (Meshuggah, if you're reading this, listen to this band ... they can get it right) 1.!
Seriously, you have to accrue a lot of hours playing, sculpting your tone with your technique and working on musicianship skills like timing (a metronome is a hotline to the truth); playing along with recordings, learning solos and tunes note for note, and living and breathing the kind of music you want to excel at, as a lifestyle, with a strong level of emotional commitment.
A metronome is a little device (in most cases, although there are the old timey oens that are pretty large) that produces a little clicking noise to help you keep perfect time.