Improve Your Rhythm - Practice Tips


About MetronomeBot

I created MetronomeBot in 2009 to provide students and musicians with affordable talking metronomes, as well as reliable clicking and subdividing metronomes. MetronomeBot uses Flash Player to operate, but unlike many online metronomes, it does not use Flash to actually create the sounds. MetronomeBot is essentially a click track device that plays recorded audio files. The files were created using MOTU’s Digital Performer, and the result is that the metronome is steady and consistent.

iPhone Metronome

The only problem with using Flash for online metronomes is that you cannot use them on iPhones or most portable devices. I resolved this problem by creating the interactive online click track metronome for iPhone. It too is a click track player, and it functions in a similar way to the other MetronomeBots, but it does not use Flash Player. The only disadvantage is that each click track lasts 9 minutes. If you want to practice longer than that at one tempo, you can push the play button again, or download the file to iTunes and loop it.

All of the metronome tracks were created very carefully to ensure that they produce a steady tempo. Also, I made sure to use sounds that are clear and as loud as possible without distorting. A metronome doesn’t help much if you can’t hear it! Other software that was used to create the sounds includes Battery 3 and Vokator by Native Instruments, Guru by FXPansion, and MX4 by MOTU.

Mp3 files of the tracks are also available for sale if you would like to use your iPod, iPhone, or mp3 player as a metronome.

I hope that you find MetronomeBot to be useful.
Kyle Coughlin

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More MetronomeBots:

Basic metronome
MP3 track metronome
Sleigh bell metronome
Talking metronome in two
Talking metronome in three
Talking metronome in four
Duple subdivision metronome
Triple subdivision metronome
Quadruple subdivision metronome
Meter metronome in two
Meter metronome in three
Meter metronome in four

Improve Your Rhythm

The Fundamentals of Rhythm, book by Kyle Coughlin

Visit for an educational site that explains all of the fundamental aspects of rhythm. The site also includes more than 450 practice patterns with audio examples, designed to help you improve your rhythm skills.


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