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 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

What's New

Version 1.1.2

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.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Great App! Hope More Levels Are Added!


UPDATE JANUARY 2018: I am still using this app and find that it is enjoyed very much. I hope the developer can add more musical background tracks to the already awesome amount that there is. It would make the game more refreshing and interesting to players. How about adding in triplets and 16th notes? What about 6/8 time? All the improvements that have been made so far have been very good. Please keep on expanding and updating this app! It’s a real winner!

The only complaint I have was brought to my attention by a young student. When the Boss Level starts, the audio soundtrack of the alligator stomping onto the screen from the left does not match the animation. It seems to be out of sync.

2017 REVIEW:

This is a very well put together and cleverly executed app. I hope the developer plans on adding more levels to the game to incorporate such things as 16th notes and triplets and 6/8 time.

AWESOME app!!!


This app is amazing! I can’t wait to see how this is going to advance my 6 year old twin boys. They love to play this!

Love this app!


This has become the favorite rhythm app in my studio. All my students ask to play 'the monkey game' each week, even those who have it downloaded at home. I have found students of all ages love this app, even those the teens. I especially love that they must not only tap at the correct time, but they also must hold the note for the correct length of time. None of my other rhythm apps require that and I really needed an app that correctly addressed this issue. My youngest students are easily catching onto the idea of beats now. AND as a bonus, I am finding all my students are counting out loud while playing this game (even those who have been resistant to that for years) and the counting is transferring over to the music they play. It is like magic! Teaching rhythm has just gotten a whole lot easier!


Luke Bartolomeo
93.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Luke D. Bartolomeo


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