Rhythm and groove are important elements in music, and syncopated rhythm is a main feature in contemporary music. However, most music education put emphasis more on harmony and melody than rhythm. Ear training for rhythm is obviously neglected. “Syncopated Rhythm Trainer" is a great training tool to help musicians and students to get familiar with complicated syncopation in an efficient way. With this app, you can practice in a fun way at anytime and anywhere.

Common rhythm patterns in contemporary music are with 4/4 time. By using different subdivisions, many grooves are formed. Main rhythmic feature for Funk, Latin and R&B is 16th note subdivision. Triplet subdivision is for Swing and Shuffle. 8th note subdivision is for most Rock and Pop. Therefore, in order to play contemporary music, it is essential to get proficient in these syncopated rhythm patterns. 

When playing these syncopated rhythm, musicians often have difficulties to exactly feel the beat and time of every subdivision such as 16th note, triplet and 8th note, especially when a subdivision of rest appears, it is very easy to get lost in rhythm and unable to keep grooving.

"Syncopated Rhythm Trainer" iOS app is designed for 4/4 time with 3 types of subdivisions to help musicians to do self rhythm training efficiently. By using this app, musicians can boost their abilities in controlling the syncopated rhythm, especially with subdivisions of rest. With a better rhythmic ability, musicians can easily and freely incorporate syncopated rhythm into their music.

1. Three modes to choose (Drill / Challenge / Guru).
2. Three types of subdivisions to choose (16th note / triplet / 8th note).
3. Drill mode can setup tempo, hint and a daily goal.
4. Challenge mode and Guru mode can test the training result in a fun way.
5. App will automatically record the best score and keep all settings.
6. App can save up to 10 rhythms in every subdivision, and load the saved rhythm in the drill mode.
7. Use "Black screen" button to save battery power while listen to a repeated rhythm.

The app designer and developer Eric Chuang who graduated from Berklee College of Music with Summa Cum Laude is an well known jazz guitarist in Asia. He(his band TFP) is awarded in Golden Melody Awards and Golden Indie Music Awards, and published several musical instructional DVDs, online courses and musical training apps.

"Syncopated Rhythm Trainer" is made in "smart BASIC" programming language and is published using smart BASIC SDK for Xcode.

If you ever encounter installation failure or can’t open apps after updating iOS system, please download the app from App Store again and re-install it, the problem will be resolved.

What’s New

Version 1.0

This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.


Chuang Chih-Yuan
104.7 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Russian, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Chih-Yuan Chuang
NT$ 100


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