Teacher: “Do you practice with a metronome?”
Student: “I don’t have one.”
Teacher: “Why not?”
Student: “I don’t know where to get one and we don’t have the money to buy one!”
How many times has this conversation happened in band rooms across the country? Today I asked this very question and the students were surprised to hear my response: “If you have a computer, cell phone, ipod, mp3 player or cd player you can have a metronome for FREE!” Blank stares from students….one hand is raised “Mr. B, no one has cd players anymore….”
Here are some online resources that you can give your students- these are all FREE solutions. While I realize that these may not be the best or latest apps out there, this post is merely meant to begin the journey for the perfect metronome (and dare I say….TUNER) apps/freeware.
So the next time your students say “I can’t afford a metronome!” hand them this list:
mp3’s that can be burned onto cd:
Please feel free to post your favorites as well!