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Steve Reich’s Clapping Music – Improve Your Rhythm

By Amphio Limited

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Steve Reich’s Clapping Music is a game that improves your rhythm by challenging you to play Steve Reich’s ground-breaking work – a piece of music performed entirely by clapping. Tap in time with the constantly shifting pattern, and progress through all of the variations. If you slip up or your accuracy falls too low, it’s game over.

“Maddeningly addictive” – The New York Times

“Might be the toughest rhythm action game since Rock Band.” – FACT

“Brilliant – and infuriatingly addictive” – The Guardian

“Clapping Music is Rock Band with better music (yeah, I said it)” – Kill Screen


• Improve your sense of rhythm by playing Clapping Music
• Play through three levels of difficulty – can you become good enough to perform?
• Hone your skills in Practice Mode
• Find out more about Steve Reich and his work with interviews and performance footage
• A stunning design and interface that changes colour as you progress through the piece
• Completely free with no in-app purchases
• Enter competitions for the chance to attend workshops and even perform the piece live

Steve Reich’s Clapping Music was conceived by the London Sinfonietta and realised in collaboration with Queen Mary University London and Touchpress – creators of acclaimed music apps Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, The Orchestra and Juilliard Open Studios. It was supported by the Nesta’s Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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What's New in Version 1.0.3

Thanks for updating to 1.0.3. This update adds full compatibility for iOS 9, including fixing a bug which caused the app to emit a continuous tone after playing once through any given pattern, and several other minor fixes.

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Customer Reviews

One of my favorites

As a former percussionist, it is my duty and pleasure to love this app. I even developed a technique so that I can use larger muscles for more accurate tapping. I hold my phone in my left hand and rest the right side of the phone on the second knuckle of my right index finger. I then rotate from the elbow to tap the screen with my right thumb (similar to Stevens grip). Anyway, this “game” is beautifully designed and a joy to play.

Incredible, exhilarating, educational

This is my favourite game at the moment. It's really addictive, and I love the exhilarating feeling after several rounds and offsets, when you're nailing it and just flowing. Of course, the sinking feeling when the inevitable mistake comes, and you lose your place, only means having to go again! If you are remotely interested in music and rhythm, get this now.

Practice crashes

This is a wonderful app. Just wanted to give a crash report: On my iPad Air and iPhone 5c I am experiencing crashes upon exiting practice mode going back to the pattern selection screen. Once it crashes there isn't anything I can do to get the app to run except delete it and download again.

Steve Reich’s Clapping Music – Improve Your Rhythm
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 34.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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