Notice: The metronome below requires Java to run. We now have a new and improved metronome that does not require Java; if you have a modern browser, check it out!

Technical Troubleshooting

IMPORTANT: After Java 7 update 51 the security level for online applets is set to “high” by default, which doesn't allow unsigned and self-signed applets to run. Please try lowering the security level to "medium", or adding as an exception. Click here for more details.

If the metronome applet is not displayed at the top of this page, then this is most likely to be a problem with running Java in your browser. This applet requires the Java Runtime Environment JRE 1.4 or later.

You need to have the Java plugin for your browser installed and enabled. First check your browser preferences and make sure you have Java enabled. Then close all browser windows you have open, then relaunch your browser and then visit the page again.

If that doesn't fix it, then you should make sure you have the latest JRE version from Sun (the developers of Java). Visit Sun at and click the Free Java Download button to install the JRE on your system.

License Terms and Conditions

The Free Online Metronome is Copyright © 2009–2010. All rights reserved. We provide it on our website for free use, subject to the following conditions:

  • You may use it as provided on our website, but you may not host it on any other server. You are welcome to link to it from your site: you must link to
  • You may not modify, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the Metronome or any part of it.
  • While we make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the Metronome is bug-free and performs as it should, we cannot guarantee that it will always perform as expected or accept any liability for any aspect of its use.
  • We do not promise to provide support, but in fact you will probably get a helpful reply if you contact us. Please read the Technical Troubleshooting section above, first.