Meaning and Definition of metronome | Concept and What is.

What is a metronome?

A metronome is a device that produces a regulated pulse, in order to set a specific duration for an accurate interpretation of the notes that are part of a musical composition. It is in words sencilas something like a dimmable clock, whose tic tac can be heard, which is very useful for musicians in such a way set a duration for times of the notes.

The origin of the word "metronome", is derived from the Greek words "metron", which means measured, while "nomos", means regulation. The metronome dates back to the year 1812, when it was invented by Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel Dutch. Despite having been the original inventor, did not register it, so other compatriot of yours, Johann Mälzael, copying many of the ideas and was awarded the patent for the portable metronome in the year 1816. The German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven, was the first to establish in their musical compositions markings of time using a metronome. Formerly the metronomes consisted of a pendulum with a pulley, which you could adjust to mark a time slower or faster.

Currently, most metronomes are electric. The simplest consist of a dial or a series of buttons for controlling the timing, producing an only type of sound. Sophisticated metronomes can produce two or more types of sounds for the time. For example, a type of sound is to the beginning of each measure, while another type of sound is for each one of the times that compose it. A driver adjusts the amount time that separates each sound, while another adjusts the rhythm of the compass, and therefore the number of sounds related to the times that there is in this.

Most musicians students currently use a metronome to practice, in order to comply with a standard time. Also noteworthy is that many pieces of music have an indication of the time in the upper part of the manuscript; once to set times on a composition subjective terms like "allegro", "vivace", andante are used","presto", but today is the style record duration in exact terms, thanks to the use of this unique device...
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