How To Use A Metronome – Guitar Lesson

In this free video guitar lesson I will answer some of the many questions I get on how to use a metronome.

Learning how to use a metronome is essential to anyone that plays a musical instrument. Not only will learning how to use a metronome keep your technique and rhythm more precise, it will also gauge your progress over time and become a great motivational tool.

In this basic video guitar lesson I will teach you the fundamentals of how to use a metronome. It is actually a very simple process that any level of musician can become proficient at very quickly.

In the beginning you may feel it is a bit awkward while trying to play along with a mechanical beat. But very soon it will become second nature to you.

One thing to keep in mind while learning how to use a metronome is to try and not play too fast too soon. Always keep most of your practicing within a comfortable technical level for you while only trying to boost the tempo up and challenge yourself a few times during a practice session.

Learning how to use a metronome correctly will help you play along with other musicians much better as well. You will develop a constant in the pocket feel very quickly as long as you use a metronome during all of your technical studies.

Here is to hoping that you develop exceptional rhythm and technical skills by simply following along with this video and putting the ideas into everyday practice. 🙂

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How To Use A Metronome


  1. Francis Mallon on April 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Excellent lesson

  2. Warren on May 9, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Another great lesson, very informative. You have to be the best teacher on the net. Thank you so much, awesome.

  3. Opal Stone on August 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Thank for this lesson. This really helps.

  4. Mike Quinones on November 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Outstandiing lesson and professor. I can handle your pace with the demo and instruction. Your are great. Wish you Well!

  5. Haroon Adam on January 28, 2015 at 4:53 am

    very meaning full lesson

  6. Douglas Cullins on July 19, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Awesome lesson, that really cleared things up for me. Thanks for posting!

  7. Robert Goss on October 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks Carl, a lesson that I really needed.

  8. Evgeniy Zamyatin on April 8, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Great lesson!

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  10. joe alfano on January 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Good job – your site was just what I was looking for. I have drum beats app on my phone that I use for a metronome. Do you prefer or think it’s advantageous to have separate gear for a metronome .

    • Carl Brown on January 16, 2019 at 9:25 am

      Hey Joe, really any metronome will work fine. 🙂 Some people prefer a complete drum beat to make it a bit more interesting, but a simple click will do just fine.

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