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, 3/2, 4/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8).
- More than 200 fixed exercises (100 (longer ones) on iPad).
- Thousands of random exercises.
- Levels for absolute beginners as well as professionals.
- More difficult exercises include rests, ties, syncopations, duplets, triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets.
- Option to add swing to every quarter note meter exercise.
- Different degrees of swing: light, medium and hard.
- Automatic count-off with one or two bars.
- Longer (random) exercises in landscape orientation.
PRACTICE & TEST MODE
- Practice mode: listen or tap along while the rhythm is played.
- Test mode: you hear the metronome and must read and tap the rhythm.
- Accuracy is instantly displayed visually (color and position) with each tap.
- Easily adjust metronome tempo by sliding or keypad.
- Two tap buttons for higher tempos.
- Any exercise can serve as a starting point for editing.
- The editor provides many options to tailor exercises to your needs.
- Designed to need very few taps.
- Includes an editor for ties.
- Unlimited undo.
- Add your exercises to favorites.
- Share these with others.
- Expert mode: a higher default tempo for the exercises plus more accuracy required in tapping.
- Endurance test (continuous reading).
- Speeding-up tests.
- Left- and right-hand independence: tap the beat and rhythm with two tap buttons.
- Note duration test.
- Count 6/8 in two (dotted quarter has the beat).
- Ear training function to help in rhythmic dictation.
- Frequency chart of tap results.
- Progress reports for fixed and random exercises.
- Mail your results: e.g. send your 100% score graphic or progress reports.
- Sounds of the app player, metronome and taps can be chosen from several percussive instruments.
- Optional stereo sound. Hear your taps in the right ear and the metronome/player in the left ear.
- Optional beat-counting voice function.
- Use of the microphone as an alternative to the tap buttons.
- Play the rhythm with hand claps, finger-snaps or an instrument.
- Sensitivity function.
- Support for external microphones.
- Very low latency (instant response).
- Left-handed tapping support.
- Classical as well as flat interface themes.
- Dark mode support.
- Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).
- Support for all screen sizes, including all iPhone 11 models.
- 64-bit compatible.
- iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 tested.
Some extra tuplets added to the editor:
- 2/4 and 1/4 septuplet.
- 2/4 nonuplet.
- 3/8 quintuplet.
Ratings and Reviews
One of the best uses of technology in music
This is an excellently-designed and well-structured app. The interface is simple, clear and user-friendly. The designers have obviously put a lot of thought into how to give as much info as possible on a small screen while retaining legibility, and have come up with a few really creative answers - for example, the app uses colour to make the feedback after the taps easily understandable. There's a great attention to detail in the service of a high-quality learning experience, eg little lights flash to promote accuracy during practice mode. The sight-reading material is brilliantly sequenced, with enough rhythmic diversity to keep you on your toes, but nonetheless a clear focus on one new learning objective at a time, for example triplets or semiquavers. Every element of the program seems to have been really well thought-out in order to maximise the student's learning. The format of iphone works brilliantly as well; sight-reading practice is most effective in small chunks, i find, and the portable handset facilitates that. I'm a qualified music teacher and will be recommending this app to all of my students.
Keeping time is the most difficult aspect of sight reading
Learning to sight read music is difficult but reading and keeping time boils the brain. Clapping to a rhythm is ok -- but how do you know you are in time? Clapping or tapping your foot is not much good if, like me, you sing in a choir. This App is great in that it gives rich feed-back on your accuracy and makes it easy to practice. It is a perfect App to dip into daily and get the brain used to reading time intervals and 'finding' the internal rhythm of a piece of music. Can I say it is easy or fun to learn -- no, but is it a great teaching -- yes. So for the money this is great value and worth it.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.