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If the metronome inspires fear, dread, or frustration in you, if you're not sure how to even use it, or if you find practicing with it is getting a bit stale, this Violin Geek Podcast episode is for you! Join me as we explore the goals of metronome practice, the steps we need to take as we build up our metronome practice, and gain tips for becoming more confident and creative in your practice with it.

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Metronome mentioned: Matrix (my MR-700 is no longer available, but this MR-800 seems quite similar):

Apps mentioned: Warchal Metronome: Time Guru: Dr Betotte:

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