Imagine you are a musician and want to increase
the tempo to allegro - 130 "taps" per minute. How would
you do it?
Would you turn the circular dial to the right, clockwise, until it pointed to the vicinity of "allegro 120-168?"? If you answered "yes," you would probably be surprised to learn that, although the circular dial LOOKS like it turns, it does not turn at all!
The way you set this metronome for 130
"taps" is to push on the upward-pointing triangle on the
circular dial until the number in the display reads 130.
(To decrease the number, you push on the downward-pointing
triangle.) The fact that the circular dial LOOKS like
it should be turned to set the metronome speed is very
misleading. A circular dial was probably intended to
make it look more attractive.
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