Bing can now help you tune your guitar and keep a beat

Bing Metronome

Microsoft has updated its Bing search engine with a couple of handy tools for musicians: a guitar tuner and a metronome.

A simple search for each tool brings them up right on the results page, and they’re not half bad.

Bing's guitar tuner is basic, but gets the job done
Bing’s guitar tuner is basic, but gets the job done

The guitar tuner is basic, but useful: it includes a bunch of common tunings like standard E, drop D and and a few open chords and plays reference notes when you click on the buttons for each string.

The nifty metronome lets you set tempo, measure length and accent beat
The nifty metronome lets you set tempo, measure length and accent beat

The metronome lets you set tempo by style, beats per minute or by clicking a ‘tap tempo’ button. You can also change the number of beats per measure and choose your accent beat.

Both tools — developed by interns at Microsoft who also happen to be musicians — are great for gearing up for a quick practice session or an online lesson in front of your computer.

Bing rocks two new tools for the everyday musician [Bing Blogs]

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