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drumstick-metronome - Man Page

A Drumstick command line utility for playing a metronome pattern.


drumstick-metronome [options]


This program is a Drumstick example and utility program. You can use it to play a MIDI metronome pattern.


The following arguments are required:

-p|--port= client:port

An ALSA client:port specification that will be subscribed in order to send MIDI events to it. The client portion can be a number or a name, like in "20:0" or "KMidimon:0".

The following arguments are optional:

-b|--bpm= BPM

Tempo in beats per minute. Default is 120 BPM.


Prints a summary of the command-line options and exit.


Prints the program version number and exit.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation, considering as source code any files used for the production of this manpage.

See Also

drumstick-dumpmid(1), drumstick-playsmf(1)


Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <plcl@users.sf.net>


December 23, 2023 drumstick 2.9.0