The Peterson BodyBeat offers a new approach on typical metronome use.
The BodyBeat metronome produces a pulsing vibration allowing musicians to easily internalize the beat. The BodyBeat clips onto the belt line and a small separate vibe clip transmits the beat, in the form of a pulse (including subdivisions and accents) directly to the user.
Research has shown that separate neural pathways to the brain exist for tactile impulses and visible/audible information which is why musicians find that tactile pulses are quickly internalized, allowing them to concentrate on reading and listening to the music without the constant distraction of an audio or visual metronome. Feeling the beat, not having to listen to clicks or look at blinking LEDs makes it much easier to focus on the music and playing in correct time.
The BodyBeat provides drummers and percussionists with a rhythmic pulse they can feel rather than hear, avoiding the fatigue and potential harm caused by prolonged exposure to monotonous clicks and cowbell sounds. This patented technology represents a significant advance in the metronome field. The BodyBeat can also be used like an ordinary metronome with audible and visual modes. Suitable for all musicians.
Peterson BodyBeat Metronome Features
The Body Beat Metronome by Peterson directly addresses the historical problems musicians face in trying to learn rhythm. We all try to feel the beat and that is what this metronome does. I truly believe the Body Beat is going to fundamentally change the way rhythm is taught and understood at all levels. What's more it looks cool and is easy to use!
- Feel the beat from the vibration clip.
- Internalize the accent and subdivisions.
- Suitable for all musicians.
- Audible and visual modes included.
- A440 reference tone is also featured.
-Roger Myers, Professor of Viola at the University of Texas at Austin, String Department Chair
The Body Beat Metronome by Peterson is a new and innovative product that will help students, teachers and professionals experience rhythm in the most accurate way. This metronome will provide all musicians, and especially teachers, a valuable tool for accurately and easily feeling rhythm and tempo through the internalization of beat.
-Dr. Eugene Dowdy, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio.