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How to use a metronome?
A metronome is a practice tool that produces a steady pulse (or beat) to help musicians play rhythms accurately. The pulses are measured in beats-per-minute (BPM). Most metronomes are capable of playing beats from 35 to 250 BPM. Common uses of the metronome are helping you to maintain an established tempo while practicing, and learning difficult passages.
The first step in metronome use is to understand time signatures. Time signatures are found at the beginning of a musical piece, after the clef and the key signature. Time signatures (also called meter signatures) consist of two numbers. The top number indicates the number of beats in a measure, while the bottom number corresponds to the value of the beat. Most often, you will see 2, 3, 4 or 6 beats per measure. Beats are commonly half notes (the bottom number of the meter signature is 2) or quarter notes (4) (the bottom number of the meter signature is 4).
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Mission Statement   -  The mission of the Music Department of Regional School District #13 is to foster a life-long interest of music in students. Through a balance of lighthearted instruction and disciplined musicianship building, we aim to help students build an aesthetically sensitive and musically competent self. In addition to ensuring these benefits, our mission is to help students find enjoyment in singing, playing and listening to music.
 
All District 13 Bands are excused from today's Memorial Day parade. Please do not report to the parade site.

Thank you.         Posted May 30, 2016    6:00 a.m
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