If you're feeling mechanical, it is likely because you are thinking about getting the note in the right place. That isn't really the point of a metronome - it is only to let you know if you are rushing or dragging. In order to play well, you have to 'think' at the speed of the music.Toni constantly simplifies, educates and inspires.
Always use a metronome. but sometimes I feel very mechanical in doing so.
thankx again Toni