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Compact quartz metronome. Volume control allows you to hear the beat over loud music, and 2 different beat sounds make for pleasant practice sessions...Click To Read More About This Product

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Compact quartz metronome. Volume control allows you to hear the beat over loud music, and 2 different beat sounds make for pleasant practice sessions. Also features a flashing red indicator light, and tempos that can be set from 40 to 280 bpm.
(Note: Black model has blue base.)


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YamahaQT-1 Metronome
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (2)

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Louder than the rest and tough

This Yamaha QT-1 Metronome was a good buy for me. I bought it 2 and 1/2 years ago and it still works great. I own two of them, one for travel,...Read complete review

This Yamaha QT-1 Metronome was a good buy for me. I bought it 2 and 1/2 years ago and it still works great. I own two of them, one for travel, one for home. I have dropped them countless times, stuffed it into bags with books and other hard objects, and left them running all night. The batteries last literally for many months in these things!I recently tried to replace it, but after going to several gutiar shops, I could not find a metronome that was louder.The reason I tried to replace was because I wanted a metronome that was adjustable in 1 beat-per-minute (bpm) increments. The dial on the bottom of the Yamaha QT-1 goes from 40 to 120 bpm in 4 bpm increments. From 120 to 144 bpm it it graduates in 6 bpm steps. Finally, from 144 to 208, there are 8 bpm steps.My search was fruitless, so I just am just staying with the Yamaha, primarily because it is loud.By the way, it also has a small red light that blinks at the top of its dome, if you want to use it in silent mode.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

nice and simple and loud

I have one I plug into the pa for band practice and this one is on my desk. If you want to be a real musician you gotta have timing and this thing will...Read complete review

I have one I plug into the pa for band practice and this one is on my desk. If you want to be a real musician you gotta have timing and this thing will help you get it and keep it.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Louder than the rest and tough

By JSustain

from Dallas, Texas

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Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

This Yamaha QT-1 Metronome was a good buy for me. I bought it 2 and 1/2 years ago and it still works great. I own two of them, one for travel, one for home. I have dropped them countless times, stuffed it into bags with books and other hard objects, and left them running all night. The batteries last literally for many months in these things!I recently tried to replace it, but after going to several gutiar shops, I could not find a metronome that was louder.The reason I tried to replace was because I wanted a metronome that was adjustable in 1 beat-per-minute (bpm) increments. The dial on the bottom of the Yamaha QT-1 goes from 40 to 120 bpm in 4 bpm increments. From 120 to 144 bpm it it graduates in 6 bpm steps. Finally, from 144 to 208, there are 8 bpm steps.My search was fruitless, so I just am just staying with the Yamaha, primarily because it is loud.By the way, it also has a small red light that blinks at the top of its dome, if you want to use it in silent mode.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product. Awkward Shape.

By sethlittlemusic

from Boston, MA

Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

I purchased one of these metronomes about four years ago, and I am very happy with it. It doesn't have an annoying digital chirp like so many others do. It has an adjustable volume control, which I love, and it's ruggedly constructed. My one complaint is about its round shape. I have had a difficult time of using it in scenarios where I have only a music stand on which to set it. It tends to roll around instead of staying where I want it. Other than that, I've been extremely pleased with it and highly recommend it to others!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Short & Sweet

By lY552ReYp

from Long Island, NY

Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

I just bought this item & it works exactly as it should. A steady adjustable 'click' with 2 choices of sounds. The click is a digital sound, but sounds very much like a click, as opposed to a digital chirp, which I would find annoying. You DO have to pick it up to make tempo/volume adjustments, but quite honestly, it fits right in the palm of your hand and actually seems quite natural to palm it, flip it, roll the dial with your thumb, abd put it back down. Also, it has a 440Hz reference tone which could be handy.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha QT-1 Metronome

By dbassen

from Dutchess County, NY

Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

I use this metronome and recommend it to my students because it is accurate. It is calibrated like a standard classical, spring-and-pendulum metronome. For classical repertoire, this calibration is a familiar tempo reference. The concert A is also useful. There are two click tones.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Camil

By camil

from MD

Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

I own this metronome the only thing good about this product is that it is cheap. The Beats per minute go up in intervals of 8 for some reason and it doesnt even go up to 250. If you are looking for a quality metronome, you shouldn't purchase this one I would suggest a Dr. Beat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I've owned

By sfjazzguitar

from San Francisco, CA

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      Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

      Reliable, durable. Volume adjusts from quiet to loud. Batteries last a long time. The only negative I've found is that it won't sit well on a sheet music stand (too wide and it rolls if you stand it sideways).

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great metronome!

      By Kay

      from Fort MIll, SC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • I Can Hear It

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

      When playing the piano at F or FF level, I can still hear this wonderful metronome. I don't care that it jumps a few bpm; when I am pushing myself to pick up the speed, 4 bpm is just fine. I can easily change the speed in the middle of a piece, if needed. The much more expensive metronome I have been using sits idly by in its glass bowl (an attempt to amplify.) I have already seen improvement in my performance thanks to this little metronome.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good product

      By mons

      from Houston, TX

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      Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

      This is a great metronome for the price. It ticks pleasantly (instead of irritating beeping). Speed and volume are easily adjusted. I've dropped it on the floor a few times, it seems pretty tough.My only quibble is that you have to turn it upside-down to access the controls.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product.

      By NLD

      from Pennsylvania

      Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

      The metronome was built quite well and worked exactly like a metronome should. The light on top helped with visibility and ease of use. It doesn't have all the various time signatures, but honestly, you SHOULD be able to count.

       
      3.0

      nice and simple and loud

      By Nashville Fats

      from TN

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      Comments about Yamaha QT-1 Metronome:

      I have one I plug into the pa for band practice and this one is on my desk. If you want to be a real musician you gotta have timing and this thing will help you get it and keep it.

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