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 8.2
- Difficult exercises can now be practised step by step by simplifying the exercise with rests. Tap the upper left corner to choose the function.
- Added -10% and -20% options to the Automatic bpm function so that younger students can have a preset metronome marking that is somewhat easier.
- 64-bit support.
This app delivers. Do these exercises and yourrhythmic vocabulary will improve. It lets you visually see if you are coming in late or early on beats.
It is like bio feedback which you can adjust too.
Zone in and see what your ingrained habits are! I'm a music teacher (25 years) this app was a surpisingly useful and effective tool. I'd be comfortable suggesting it to my students who know how to read basic notes but need to sharpen and spice up their timing.
Go ahead. Be surprised
Great for a beginner
I want to be better at playing my guitar and this app is amazing for building rhythm. I downloaded it less than 24 hours and gone from having no experience or understanding of rhythm to feeling I already have a built a foundation that I can continue to progress forward on.
Great for advanced students, too
I wish i had this when i was studying music in college. We had only books then.
The exercises make practicing fun.
My only critique is that you have to dig around in the settings to find all the great features.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Nov 19, 2014
- Version: 8.2
- Size: 8.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rolf Steenge
- © none
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.