Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer
By Rolfs Apps
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Improve your sight reading with immediate feedback of timing accuracy. Carefully graduated levels from simple to professional allow you to start at your best level and improve at your own pace, more rapidly than on your own instrument. Practice anytime and anywhere. Many advanced features.
Common and rarer rhythms from 2 to 9 beats per bar (2/2, 4/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8).
Plays the rhythm with metronome sound and visible beats. Dynamics emphasize downbeats and note groups. You tap to follow the rhythm, with accuracy displayed immediately. Easily adjust metronome tempo by sliding or keypad.
Practice mode: listen or tap along while the rhythm is played. Accuracy is instantly displayed visually (color and position).
Test mode: you hear the metronome and must read and tap the rhythm. An accuracy score is then displayed.
Beginners can train themselves. Professionals use it now to extend their skills.
Gamelike play with immediate accuracy feedback and scores recorded.
More than 200 fixed exercises; the more difficult ones include rests, ties, syncopations, duplets, triplets, quadruplets and swing eighths (on iPad 100 longer exercises, because two iPhone exercises are combined into one to fit the larger screen).
Thousands of random exercises. Twenty levels of difficulty in 4/4 and 20 levels distributed among the other meters. A level for absolute beginners and a level to practice reading music that violates the imaginary barline rule.
Option to add swing to every quarter note meter exercise. Different degrees of swing: light, medium and hard.
Classical metronome with speed of 20 - 240 beats per minute and optional upbeat sound.
Very low latency (instant response).
Sounds of the player, metronome and taps can be chosen from several percussive instruments.
Optional beat numbers in the staff and beat-counting voice function clarify the relationship between the rhythm and the beat.
Use of the microphone as an alternative to the tap button. Play the rhythm with hand claps, finger-snaps or an instrument.
Optional stereo sound. Hear your taps in the right ear and the metronome and player sounds in the left ear.
Progress reports for fixed and random exercises.
Mail your results: e.g. send your 100% score graphic or progress reports.
Left-handed tapping support.
Landscape support to display longer exercises (random).
Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).
Expert mode: a higher default tempo for the exercises plus more accuracy required in tapping. This mode has its own set of best times per exercise, making the completion of the exercises a whole new challenge.
Ear training function to help in rhythmic dictation. Listen to the rhythm once or several times and write it down or tap it out to compare with the written rhythm.
Left- and right-hand independence: tap the beat with the left tap button and the rhythm with the right tap button or the reverse.
Endurance (continuous reading) and speeding-up tests.
Train yourself to hold tied notes and to play legato. Hear a longer note while holding the tap button.
What's New in Version 6.9
- Optional minimalistic iOS 7 theme (in Display menu).
- Different degrees of swing (in Exercise options menu). With hard swing the first note of the pair of eighth notes is played as a dotted eighth and the second a sixteenth note (relative lengths 3 and 1). In light swing the first note is 1.5 times the length of the second note. Default is medium swing: the second note of the pair is played as if it is the last note of an eighth-note triplet (relative lengths 2 and 1).
- Added introductory levels to 5/4 and 7/4.
- New sixteenth rest patterns (e.g. in 4/4 level 13,14)
- An extra option of the "Remove timing info" extra challenge also silences the metronome, and the only timing information is the notation.
- iOS 7.1 tested.
Definitely Satisfied with this App!!
I'm almost proud, so to speak, of this app and of myself having found it; it has been a wonderfully fun and effective program . Versatile and thorough! This app is a great fun little workout for musicians learning to sightread more accurately, polish your sense of pulse in a particular meter, or just challenge yourself and your friends to greater precision and shrink that deviation factor in your playing! As a pianist, my flexibility with sightreading rhythms is a key factor in my success. While not a one-stop toolbox for great musicianship in regards to rhythm, it has made itself indispensable on my iPad.
This app is awesome. If you have the Modern Reading Text by Louis Bellson and found it a bit laborious to run through the exercises, this app will be a breath of fresh air. There are plenty of options to keep things interesting and it is very interactive. Nice job folks.
Just what I needed
If you are like me and struggling in ear training class I can't recommend this app enough it is really helping me keep up with the rest of my class. Practice 15 minutes a day you'll be surprised how quickly you learn.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 17, 2014
- Version: 6.9
- Size: 10.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rolf Steenge
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.