Summary: Too confusing to me to use. But my daughter wanted this exact model as she pursues her college degree in music. As for me... I have a few much cheaper tools to use... my ears to tune.. and my heart for the beat.
Summary: This is a metronome with many options for keeping a beat. It has programed patterns, and can also be set for beats and tempo. Although the patterns are many, they are mostly 4/4 time, and you can not program the drum sounds.
Summary: Bought this for my piano playing daughter after her (12 years old?) mechanical device started to have problems. Read a bunch of reviews and I knew it was overkill (way more features than she requires), but this device has tremendous ability to customize. She loves it.
Summary: Definitely a splurge item. Using it for myself, but also a great teaching tool with my students. The variety of beats and voices along with super control of volume is excellent. I'll never use all the drum capabilities, but it captures my student's attention and they have some fun using it during...
James A. Glass ""I played the wrong, wron..., amazon.com
14 March 2011
Summary: I am working on a deceptively hard soprano sax solo in Holst's "Venus" from the planets series. As an amateur musician the palm key F# and interval voicing was challenging enough. But this song features a solo that is on the beat while the rest of the band is on the off beats in a metronomic way.
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my husband to use when playing his trumpet -- yes, he asked for a Dr. Beat. All I can say is he loves it. He says he can hear the beat while playing, which says a lot because the trumpet is loud.