Set Metronome Program:
Using the Online Metronome
The StudyBass Online Metronome now has a mobile-friendly view. Try it on your phones and tablets!
You may notice some of the user interface is simplified, but all of the functionality is there.
Start and Stop the Metronome
[Desktop] Press the center to start the metronome.
[Desktop] To stop the metronome, press the center again.
[Mobile] Click the RUN button.
[Mobile] Click the same button labeled STOP.
The metronome controls YouTube clips. The default clip is 3 minutes long. If you'd like 12 minute clips, select the Use Long Loops option.
If you use the programmable metronome and choose a length greater than 3 minutes, the longer loop is chosen automatically.
Selecting/Adjusting Metronome Tempo
[Mobile] The four buttons above the RUN button add or subtract BPM from the tempo.
[Desktop] The desktop/large tablet view has many quick ways to get to the tempo you like.
1) Click the tempo dots arranged around the outside of the metronome. Multiples of 10 are grey.
2) Click inside the quadrants of the metronome background circle.
- Upper left: Down 2 BPM
- Upper right: Up 2 BPM
- Lower left: Down 10 BPM
- Lower right: Up 10 BPM
3) Keyboard shortcuts. (See below.)
- Start/Stop - [SPACEBAR]
- Start/Stop - [ENTER]
- Up 2 BPM - [+] (keypad)
- Down 2 BPM - [-] (keypad)
- Up 10 BPM - [*] (keypad)
- Down 10 BPM - [/] (keypad)
Using the Programmable Metronome
If you are trying to steadily increase speed, try the programmable metronome.
Select how long you want each tempo to run, the BPM increment amount, the start and end BPM.
For example, start at 60 bpm and increase 2 bpm every 2 minutes until 140 bpm is reached.
Click START to generate and run the metronome program.
Click STOP to stop the program.
When the program is running, clicking the metronome or using the keyboard shortcuts will go to the next or previous step in the program.