Best Music Freeware: Tempo Perfect Metronome
Title: NCH Swift Sounds’ Tempo Perfect Metronome
Category: Freeware PC Metronome
Description: The best freeware metronome I’ve come across. It allows you to choose from multiple audio hardware outputs, includes a sub-dividible beat option, and has a tempo guide built in. Very Nice looking and well done.
Tested On Which System (before posting): VISTA
Teaching Ideas: If you have a laptop, then this is a must have for you. You can literally have this metronome at anytime. Because it’s freeware you can give it to your students as a practice aid. The sub-dividable beat option will come in “handy” when working out harder rhythmic patterns. The listing of the tempo ranges (allegro, presto, etc.) will also serve as a learning aid for those that use the metronome freeware tool.
Home Page: http://nch.com.au
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.