strength and fitness are important but don't guarantee great performance.
It's excellent timing, focus and coordination that often make the
difference between just an average and a powerhouse performer in
sports and the performing arts.
Metronome® is an effective strategy for assessing and improving
all-important timing, focus and coordination.
the use of a metronome has honed the skills of musicians and dancers,
focusing their minds and bodies in the skill of controlled timing
to the betterment of their art. Recent studies have expanded the
positive effect of musical exposure for young children, seeing results
in better cognitive functioning in all fields.
a decade ago, IM is being used by hundreds of health care professionals
throughout the US to help the disabled to plan and carry out coordinated
actions. Now it is available to athletes, musicians and dancers
so that you can fine-tune your performance, reaching greater heights
of success and satisfaction.
published research* on Interactive Metronome® provides proof
of what many people have already seen. IM is a powerful tool for
improving performance on both a physical and a mental level.
listening to a metronome through headphones, your ability to keep
time with the beat is measured by computer as you do fourteen different
hand and foot exercises. The average amount of time you are off
the beat (in milliseconds) is recorded for each exercise. A
typical athlete will begin their IM training in the average range,
working their way up to the 80th or 90th percentile which demonstrates
an elite level of physical coordination and mental focus. This improved
IM score corresponds directly to the strengthening of the mind-muscle
connection, enhancing attention during competitive stress and eliminating
distractions to maintain an elite level of focus and concentration.
Athletes of all levels of abilities have reported the same powerful