Although it is often misused and disliked by beginner music students, a metronome can be the ear trainer’s best friend. Let’s look at some of the ways you can use a metronome to improve your ears.

Before we get started though, what metronome is best? You can use a traditional mechanical metronome, a modern electronic metronome, or even a metronome app on your smartphone or tablet. Here are two we recommend:

Recommended Metronome Apps