I recently purchased a digital metronome at the suggestion of Chris to help set proper tempos. I hadn't practiced playing with a metronome since I was very young. My childhood teacher used to make me practice scales, arpeggios and other technical exercises at various speeds using my old mechanical metronome. That dinosaur has stopped working, and I still have it in the attic. It's approaching antique status. I have been using my new digital metronome every day to remind me of correct tempos. I've also practiced a few pieces using the metronome to assist in maintaining a constant speed. What do you think of practicing with a metronome?