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Setting the tempo

There are several different ways to set your desired tempo in 7Metronome.

Note: Allowed values for the tempo are between 20-240BPM

Set tempo directly

Touch the BPM number and then type in the tempo directly in the appearing dialog box.

tempo bar
tempo bar
Set tempo with – or +

Touch – or + in the tempo bar to decrease/incrase the BPM with one step. Touch and hold to turn it up or down.

Fast tempo setting

Slide your finger up or down starting from the middle section of the screen.

Tip: This trick works also when the beat visualisation is shown

middle section
middle section

Tap tempo

7Metronome helps you find the BPM of a song by tapping its tempo. To open the tapping panel, click the button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

open tap view
open tap view

When the panel is open you can tap on it in your tempo, and the metronome will calculate the proper BPM.
To hide the panel click the close button.

Tip: You can hide the tapping panel also by swiping it down

Change the tempo reference note

Changing the BPM reference note will alter the tempo respectively.
E.g.: time signature of 4/4 with 145BPM – If you set the reference note to a half note, the effective BPM of the quarter notes will double, so the metronome will play the quarter notes with 290BPM.

To set the reference note just touch it, then choose one from the dropdown list.

changing the BPM reference note
changing the BPM reference note

Main beats

In the main beats section you can use three different gestures – touch, drag and drop, pinch zoom – to build the main rhythm of the bar.

Touch

Touching a note will add an accent to it. If you touch a note with accent, it will become a rest and accordingly a rest becomes a note.

changing a note to rest
changing a note to rest

Note: To avoid turning off all the beats in a bar, the last note can’t be changed to a rest. Touching it, will switch instead the accent on/off, so that at least one note remains in the main beats.

Drag and drop

You can combine notes by dragging and dropping one on another. To start a drag gesture touch a note and hold it until it is ready to follow your finger. Drag it over another note and drop it. If the notes can be combined, the underlying note will be highlighted before the drop.

before dropping a note
before dropping a note

Note: Drop rests on rests and notes on notes.

Pinch zoom gesture

You can join notes also by pinching on the main notes section. When you start a pinch gesture, the affected notes between your fingers will have a slight red glow.

joining notes
joining notes

With the zoom gesture you can divide a note or rest, which has a greater length than one beat.

dividing a note
dividing a note
Reset main beats

You can reset the main beats any time by pressing the reset_button button.

Time signature

When you are setting the time signature, in the appearing dialog you can switch between the upper and lower numerals by  touching the time signature itself, or swiping the numerical pad left or right.

switching between upper or lower numerals of the time signature
switching between upper or lower numerals of the time signature

Subdivision

You can set the subdivision number of one beat by pinching or zooming on the subdivision section.

Pinch zoom gesture

With the zoom gesture you will increase the number of the subdivision.

increase subdivision by zooming
increase subdivision by zooming

Note: Generally you can divide a beat up to 15 notes. The only exception is, when one beat lenght is a sixteenth note – than you can divide it up to 7 notes.

By pinching you can decrease the subdivision number.

decreasing subdivision
decreasing subdivision
Touch

When you touch a note, it will become a rest.

changing note to rest
changing note to rest

Note: At least one note should remain. You can not set all the notes to rests.

Reset subdivision

Pressing the reset_button button will set every rest in the subdivision back to a note.

Volume

The general volume of the metronome can be set with the device hardware volume keys.

However, to have complete control over the sound, you can set the relative volume of every click type, in Settings -> Volume

setting volume
setting volume individually

Mute the metronome

You can mute 7Metronome by touching the loudspeaker button.

mute
mute

Note: When you mute the metronome, the visualisation can’t be disabled

Turn on/off visualisation

Turn off the visualisation by touchingvisualisation

Note: When the visualisation is turned off, the mute button will be disabled

Run in background

If you exit 7Metronome while is still playing (and not muted), then it will continue to run in the background.

notification
notification

You can stop and start the playback directly from the notification bar. To dismiss the app click on the close button. Touching the notification anywhere else will launch the app.

Tip: When you use the metronome with a headset, try to control it with the headset buttons

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