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Choosing a Metronome

One of the most important tools used for drumming is the Metronome.

It helps you with your timing for practicing drum parts slowly, then increasing the speed as you become more confident in playing those more complex parts.

It is often used by professional drummers to determine the correct tempo for songs, especially if you are practicing or performing your own songs.

Below are 5 commonly used Metronomes for beginners to professionals, listing the features of each device.

They are also listed according to the price range from $49.00 to $199.00

  1. TAMA RW 30 –RHYTHM WATCH – $49.00
  2. BOSS DB 30 – Dr Beat $49.00
  3. BOSS DB- 60 –Dr Beat – $90.00
  4. TAMA RW 200 – $165.00
  5. BOSS DB -90 – $199

 

  • Large start and stop button
  • Large tempo dial
  • Tap tempo
  • Two click options
  • 0-9 beats with different time signatures
  • Clip holder
  • Batteries included are 2x AAA batteries
  • 6x rhythm patterns – 4th, 8th and 16th
  • Including triplets and off beats.
  1. BOSS DB 30 – Dr Beat $49.00

  • Compact to use – Pocket size
  • Portable
  • Simple to use
  • Clip on belt
  • Headphone out socket
  • 9 Play along patterns
  • Tap tempo
  • Memory function 
  1. BOSS DB- 60 –Dr Beat – $90.00

  • Medium size compact
  • Click functions
  • 100 play function
  • Memory function to recall your settings for songs
  • Good for practice and stage use 
  1. TAMA RW 200 – $165.00

  • Large stop button
  • Large Tempo dial for ease of use
  • Tap Tempo
  • Rhythmic sub-divisions
  • Two click options
  • 9 beats
  • 30 Song memory
  1. BOSS DB -90 – $199

  • Quality Sound
  • Various drum patterns
  • Rhythm Coach
  • In built Microphone
  • Individual controls
  • 24 Beat variations
  • Clave for Latin music
  • Odd time
  • 17 Beat
  • Battery CR 2032 lithium battery or Power AC/DC

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