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.
A Modify exercise function. This mini-editor provides many options to tailor an exercise to your needs. It is designed to need very few taps.
Option to add swing to every quarter note meter exercise. Different degrees of swing: light, medium and hard.
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).
Classical as well as iOS7+ flat design.
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 8.8.0
- A frequency chart of the tap results is shown after a test, providing a summary of the timing accuracy. The Tapping menu of settings has some text layout options for the chart, especially useful for smaller devices. The chart is also attached to the 100% score mail.
- Performance improvement: max input tempo increased to 8 taps per second (10/sec for microphone input).
Wonderful opportunity to improve sight reading skills
I love this app, and try to use it just a few minutes every day. I'm thrilled with the huge number of time signatures, rhythms and love getting feedback on timing accuracy. It's a great buy for any musician: student, hobbyist or professional.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 17, 2017
- Version: 8.8.0
- Size: 15.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rolf Steenge
- © none
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.