Dr. Beat Metronome

Roland Corporation’s Dr. Beat Metronome line will help you perfect your skills while adding variety to your rehearsal time.

The DB-90 Dr. Beat, Roland’s advanced metronome, differs from traditional metronomes. It plays several realistic drum patterns and allows you to create a variety of beats and rhythms simply by adjusting a few sliders. You can even listen to a human voice count in rhythm.

If you feel self-conscious practicing a new song or instrument out loud, the DB-90 lets you plug in an electric instrument and headphones, so that you can play in privacy. However, an entire band can use this metronome too. Plug it into speakers or a sound system, and everyone will be able to hear an impeccable tempo.

The DB-90 also has an internal microphone to record any sound to play back and incorporate into your practice routine.

For more information, visit www.bossus.com and look under “Gear.”

“Don’t Give Up”

Publisher's letter from Christine Ngeo Katzman. From Halftime Magazine, a print publication about the marching arts.