Can you use a Metronome to tune a guitar?

7 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    technically, if you set a virtual metronome to a high enough BPM, you could create tones with it. BPM = beats per minute, hz = vibrations per second. so technically, if you set a metronome to 4,980 BPM, you'd hear a low E tone (82 hz), 6,600 BPM would be the A (110 hz), etc etc. but this is assuming your metronome can go that high (and, of course, it's WILDLY impractical)

  • snafu
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The Korg TM-60-BK Combo Tuner Metronome does both.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No - of course not.  That's like asking if you can use a toaster to boil an egg.

  • Tony B
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Seriously? No, of course not.

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  • 2 months ago

    No.  You might find an app that has both a TUNER and a metronome included - but those are entirely different things.  A ruler, a measuring cup, and a scale all measure things - but you cannot sub one for another. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago


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  • 2 months ago

    I suppose so, if the metronome has a high enough maximum beats/min setting.

    The low E string (E2 in scientific pitch notation) has a frequency of 82.407 cycles ("beats") per second, so that's 60*82.406 = 4944.42 beats per minute.  If your metronome goes that high, then you can tune the low E. 

    This is thoroughly and entirely not likely, by the way.  The full cycle time of that is (1000 ms/sec) / (82.407 cyles/sec) = 12.135 ms/cycle.  The audible beat should last no more than half that, but the sound samples used in a typical metronome program are much longer than that. Real metronomes top out in the low 200s.

    It gets worse for the other strings.  The high E string is two octaves up, with four times the frequency.  Try tapping your foot at 19,778 beats/minute!

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