Peterson BodyBeat BB-1 Pulsing Metronome  

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The world's first pocket "feel it" metronome.

The Peterson BodyBeat works like a standard metronome with audio speaker and headphone output, but it also allows you to quickly internalize the tempo through feel, using the included Vibe Clip.

The Peterson BB-1 Metronome is suitable for every musician, student or professional, from percussionist to flute player and all points between. Even choral students can use this pulsing beat keeper!

The BodyBeat offers an alternate approach to typical metronome use by producing a pulsing vibration so that musicians can 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 you.

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.


  • Vibe Clip - internalize the accent and subdivisions
  • Suitable for all musicians
  • Audible and visual modes

A better way to learn rhythm. Order now.


BodyBeat BB-1 Pulsing Metronome Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 3.78" (96mm) x 2.84" (72mm) x 1.21" (30.6mm)
  • Weight: 0.3lbs / 136g
  • Power: Single 9V Battery
  • Limited Warranty: 1 Year from date of purchase
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Changed Practice!

By changed practice

from Minnesota

Comments about Peterson BodyBeat BB-1 Pulsing Metronome:

When we first got this for my son (an advanced violinist), it changed his practice. He hated using audio and visual metronomes and suddenly it became a central part of his practice. The difference was immediately obvious to everyone -- especially to him! It is a bit pricey, but it was well worth it. It is one of the tools I wish we had from the beginning.

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Like It!

Comments about Peterson BodyBeat BB-1 Pulsing Metronome:

Have always had problems with purely visual or audio metronomes, this offered a new way! Very easy to use and set up, lightweight construction so handle with care, so far both I and my music teacher like it!

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Excellent Metronome

By Julie-cD31f

from Albuquerque

Comments about Peterson BodyBeat BB-1 Pulsing Metronome:

The "body beat" feature on this metronome is wonderful. It's much easier to synch to than the regular clicking sounds, which always interfere with the music. I wish I had one of these growing up and just really happy I have one now. This was a brilliant idea! I love this metronome.

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Small innovation -- Huge impact

By Harold Smith

from Austin Texas

Comments about Peterson BodyBeat BB-1 Pulsing Metronome:

I have used several metronomes. Until using the BodyBeat, my experience was frustrating. Watching a wand or listen to clicks was very distracting. With the BB I just set the speed, beat and subdivision, hook the pulser to my shoe or belt and get on with the business of playing. After a short time you forget that it is even there, but the beat goes on.... Although a little pricey I would recommend the BodyBeat as a "Must Have" for all students.

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