Saturday 14 April 2012


We all have an inbuilt metronome that maintains the tempo of our whole being.

Metronome is synonymous with beats and measure. It's an instrument that maintains the pace of any musical composition. Without a constant tempo, music of any kind would sound haphazard and erratic. Tempo sets the mood and feel of a song or melody. A combination of various instruments and tempos gives rise to a melange of genres. Thus you have a slow paced Jazz fusion, a kicky Country number, the lazy Blues, hardcore Metal, Trance that transports to a world of quirkiness, the roughness of Grunge, the passionate Soul, etcetera ; the list goes on. A genre for each and every mood.

Music is not the only thing that requires a metronome. The heart is one powerful metronome that maintains our pace, rhythm in the form of heart beats. Some complain of living a fast-paced life while others complain of living a slow paced one.

The workaholic feels that the days whiz past him.
The Student wants the days to fly, burden of academics driving him nuts.
Homemakers often complain of aimless, sedentary lives.
Vacations make one wish for a lazy, slow paced life.

Slow or fast, the heart maintains its tempo.It gets used to emotion and its ways. It has a pace for every emotion be it excitement, grief, anger, frustration, curiosity, shock, panic or passion - it's highly adjustable.It's an amazing metronome that measures every moment, every feeling.

No points for guessing who designed it.

Sometimes one forgets to value this instrument. You take it for granted. But without it, one would be nothing.There would be no constancy, no cycle. Without it, I wouldn't possibly be able to think and feel the right emotions to come up with this post.

There is a reason why they call it the Heart of Life.


  1. We kind of have the same thinking there man; about music and how it can relate to our lives.

    I don't know if it relates but I realised something about music a long time ago. Songs may move the heart but Music soothes the soul.

    Check out my blog mate, maybe you'd be interested :)

    Visiting from the A-to-Z Challenge

  2. This is a beautifully written post. It really spoke to me. Amazing first line as well. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog - I may not have found yours if you didn't.

    1. Thank you so much! Keep your blog updated :D

  3. I like the comparisons you draw between the metronome and the human heart.