The idea of holding a sense of time to music performance is only one small aspect of what using a metronome accomplishes. However, the practice does not, necessarily, result in radical restriction in “Feel” or “Expression.” To illustrate the point, if you were to take a piece of written music and play it more “freely” and less rigid as the metronomic standard, the resulting music could be, and would be, written with entirely different notes, rests, etc. than the original. So the end result would be a different piece of music.

SEVEN MUSICAL MYTH BUSTERS PART #3 – Music Lessons & the Metronome

Myth #3 – Using a metronome is a waste of time and unnecessary to music lessons. When discussing music and…