Some insights on the history and use of metronome

By 27 March, 2019 June 15th, 2019 String by mail artículos


Classical guitarist Irene Gómez regularly contributes to Strings By Mail through her teaching and performance videos as well as articles. She is a Strings By Mail Sponsored Artist, teaches guitar at the National University in Bogotá, Colombia, and performs worldwide.

Sources mentioned in this article:

L’ecriture du geste, conversations avec Cécile Gilly, Gedisa Editorial

Early Music, David Martin, Oxford University Press (through Jstor)

The Musical Times, Standley Howell, Musical Times Publications (through Jstor)

The Interpretation of the Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Arnold Dolmetsch, Dover Publications, Inc. Mineola New York


Items mentioned:

Seiko Quartz metronome SQ50V

Korg KDM2 metronome

Sona MM-1000 / SM1000


Metronome image:

Metronome – Something about metronomes… they’re reassuring to me. – picture shared from James Lee @


Irene Gómez Classical Guitarist