I have been pursuaded to go for a electric metronome for my daughter (whilst keeping it in hiding, and buying a "just for show, cheap off ebay" wooden one to sit on top of the piano!).
Im looking for one with volume control, flashing light, preferably dial control, bell/chime and a proper lovely "wooden" tock noise. I dont think there is anything else she would need. Do not want anything that actulay sounds electrical- any ideas?
It was about 35 quid, I think, on Amazon. It's also complicated; I've lost the leaflet and on replacing the batteries, I need to put the time on it (it's also a clock). So far I've managed to set off the alarm and scare the cat. So if you buy one, KEEP THE LEAFLET! There are flashing lights, it has a humidity meter built in (to tell you if you're mistreating your piano) and it also gives an octave of pitches (C to C) should you need to tune anything. Though not the piano, obviously... In fact it does almost anything except cook the tea!
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The 'tick tock' sound of the metronome shouldn't really take preference over keeping time!!.... they are best used to 'set the tempo' and use occasionally with the music .... and during most of your daughter's playing, it need not be on if she can keep in time ok.
Purely a matter of taste.... but I prefer the wooden/ clockwork type.