From the creator of Flashnote Derby comes a fun and educational app that helps kids learn about rhythm and how it is written with music notation.
Students will love outwitting the nasty crocodile by tapping rhythms correctly. A variety of levels take students from simply keeping a steady beat up through all different types of notes and rests. The humorous gameplay will keep them motivated to master each new concept.
Each level of Rhythm Swing has a brief instructional video which explains the new rhythm concept. Students can view and listen to short musical phrases and hear exactly how they sound. In practice mode, you can attempt hundreds of rhythms until they are mastered. Helpful feedback will guide you in fixing any mistakes. When the student is ready, they can progress to the game, which requires precise accuracy.
Types of Rhythms Covered:
Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests
Half Notes and Half Rests
Whole Notes and Whole Rests
Dotted Half Notes
Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests
4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 Time Signatures
More levels featuring more complex rhythms are coming soon!
Here's what some of our early reviewers are saying...
"My students and I LOVED Rhythm Swing. It was a real eye opener as to which of my students could instinctively keep a steady beat."
- K. W., piano teacher
"This is a great app. I am using it with beginners. It helps to maintain the steady beat ...at different tempos. What makes it different from other rhythm apps is that it requires holding half notes for two full counts, it progresses slowly enough to use with beginners and it uses different tempi in each level. Thank you!"
- J. Z., piano teacher
"After playing with Rhythm Swing for awhile my students and I have grown to enjoy it. Most of them like the practice section better than the game because they feel less pressure but eventually they all get around to playing the game. I have all positive things to say about it so far... Keep up the great work!"
- S. C., piano teacher
A minor update with a couple of features requested by teachers.
1. Earned stars can now be reset (removed). Tap the orange settings icon, then tap the trash can icon.
2. The game animations have been tightened up a bit to keep things moving.
Provide feedback at www.rhythmswing.com
Ratings and Reviews
Great rhythm game for all music students
My students really love this app. We even use it for piano exam practice. A suggestion would be to advance it up to 16th notes and the dotted quarter-eighth combo (or even dotted eighth-sixteenth). They all really love it, and we just wish it could be used for even longer. Thanks Luke!
Close but not quite!
This seems like a great app but I've found one serious error: the background music during the quarter note practice is in 6/8 (or 12/8 I guess)! It clicks 1-&-a, 2-&-a, 3-&-a, 4-&-a which is very confusing.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.