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    Question: How can I use the metronome as a practice aid on the Electone EL-900? There is a metronome in the Rhythm Programming section, but it seems that it is only set up to be used as a guide when creating rhythms. In other words, if I activate the "Rhythm Program" button and turn on the metronome, as soon as I play the keyboard the organ records the corresponding percussion sounds and creates a rhythm. I just want the metronome to run without any recording or percussion. Is there a way to do this? I can't find it in the manual. Any help will be much appreciated (even if it's to confirm that what I want to do can't be done). Thanks in advance!

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    I know nothing about the organ in question, but how about just creating a new rhythm, say in 2/4 time, with two identical beats? That's basically what a mechanical metronome does.
    Stefan Vorkoetter: http://www.stefanv.com

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    • #3
      It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

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      • #4
        But Andy, surely the organ can do basic beats like that, can't it? I'm pretty sure the 2/4 March beat on my old 70s Yamaha was basically just that. Isn't buying a metronome redundant?
        Stefan Vorkoetter: http://www.stefanv.com

        1962 Hammond M-111 with Improved Vibrato, Internal Rotary Speaker, Drum Machine,
        Window Seat Tone Cabinets, Completely Rebuilt Amplifier, and Recapped Tone Generator.
        1978 PAiA 1550 Stringz'n'Thingz with many enhancements.
        2017 Raspberry Pi organ-top synthesizer.

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        • #5
          We just use a basic 8 beat or march and alter the accompaniment balance right up in the rhythm menu to give a ticking sound

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          • #6
            Thanks to all!

            Thanks to all for helpful suggestions!

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            • #7
              You can use the drum box, of course, and indeed there are times when it's more useful than a metronome. But unless you can programme a very simple tick, tick pattern into the box, there will be times when it's just too much.
              It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

              New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

              Current instruments: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition, Yamaha PSR-S970, Kawai K1m
              Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond L122, T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball Temptation.
              Retired Leslies, 147, 145 x 2, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.
              Retired synths: Korg 700, Roland SH1000, Jen Superstringer, Kawai S100F, Kawai S100P, Kawai K1

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