What is metronome?
A metronome is device that produces knock sound in regular interval (beats per minute - BPM). We can still get in touch with mechanical metronome of triangular shape with pendulum and adjustable weights. The first manufacturer of the metronome was Jan Nepomuk Mälzel, who built it for the purposes of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven .
Nowasays, we can see many various types of electronic and digital metronoms, which are easy to use and offer many advanced functions like volume change, different types of knocks or a virtual pendulum display.
|Grave||slow and solemn||20-40 BPM|
|Adagio||slow and stately||55–65 BPM|
|Adagietto||rather slow||65–69 BPM|
|Andante||at a walking pace||73–77 BPM|
|Allegretto||moderately fast||98–109 BPM|
|Allegro||fast, quickly and bright||109–132 BPM|
|Vivace||lively and fast||132–140 BPM|
|Presto||extremely fast||168–177 BPM|
|Prestissimo||even faster than Presto||178 BPM and more|