Style & Function: Yamaha Introduces New Metronomes
— Three New Models Offer Players Versatility, Accuracy and Wide Tempo Range —
MED1 Metronome
ME-D1 Metronome
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, introduces three newly-designed multi-functional metronomes at Winter NAMM 2009.

Ideal for musicians of all levels, Yamaha's new metronome models ME-55BK, ME-120BK and ME-D1 are available in three options: clip-on, digital Quartz watch, and digital Quartz cube. These new stylish and fully functional metronomes are perfect for all practice situations.

The clip-on model ME-55BK fits perfectly on clothing or music stands for effortless operation and includes key features such as dial type volume control, a memory backup function and a superior beat visual on the LCD screen.

ME120 metronome
ME-120BK Wristwatch Metronome

The ME-120BK is presented as a digital quartz wristwatch. Features include a stopwatch, timer and pace calorie counter. Additionally, the metronome vibration mode allows users to sense the tempo through the wrist.

The Yamaha Digital Quartz Cube Metronome ME-D1 features two LEDs, making the tempo easier to observe from any distance. The ME-D1 includes a unique 360-degree tempo dial, allowing for a wide tempo range and generous sound output, making it easier to hear.

All models will be available in January 2009.

For more information on the new metronomes, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 at the Marquis Ballroom in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit