Click Pitch is an excellence training tool for musicians. A step beyond traditional drones and static metronomes, Click Pitch is programmed for specific audition test pieces. Using a combination of organ (sustain), piano (articulation) and woodblock (metronomic) sounds, Click Pitch is a "pitched metronome" reproducing each excerpt with accurate rhythm and pitch (equal temperament).
But Click Pitch is more than just a play-along. Each selection contains four individual tracks. Tracks 1-3 contain portions of the melody and a click track provides a programmed metronome. When played all together, the entire excerpt with a metronome is heard. However, you have the flexibility to turn individual tracks on and off. This interface allows you to select how much of an excerpt you want to hear. Remove the click track as well and performers can begin to test their ability to maintain time through the excerpt.
Imagine a drone that changes with the melody/harmony combined with a metronome that can fluctuate subdivisions/tempos when needed. Then add to this tool the ability to test your own pitch and rhythm by only providing strategic moments within an excerpt. This is Click Pitch.
The current version contains material designed specifically for trombonists. This version was built with input from a variety of trombonists including Steve Lange of the Boston Symphony and Brad Edwards from the University of South Carolina. Later updates will include additional trombone excerpts as well as audition material from the repertoire of all orchestral instruments.
Streamlined library and store interface.
Additional excerpts available.
Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
More than just drones!
This application has helped me grow as a trombonist immensely! Getting the chance to play these excerpts at slow tempos with a great backing track of drones and metronome really helps one center in on important aspects of trombone playing. Passing the first round of an audition requires perfect intonation, rhythm, and time. This app helps you build these foundational aspects for any instrumentalist!
Fantastic App! Really fills a need for trombonists everywhere.
I love this app. It really fills a need for trombonists everywhere that are constantly working on orchestral audition material. I am always telling my students to internalize rhythm when performing excerpts, as well as using drones to help with intonation issues. Click Pitch gives you both in one app! This app is a great addition to our instrument’s pedagogical materials. The feature that allows you to turn off certain parts of the background tracks is a great self-check feature; I love that. I think the pricing is fair. If you add up all the in-app purchases, yeah, it’s about $30. However, I’d gladly pay that for a resource that I would use every day. Honestly, I’ve paid more for method books that I used once. Plus, by supporting the developer, maybe they’ll create more great content for the app! Well done!
Great for working on excerpts!!
- Justin Isenhour
- 5.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Pitched Metronome Music
- In-App Purchases
- Ride of the Valkyries - Major Excerpt $0.99
- Mozart Requiem: Tuba Mirum $0.99
- Berlioz Hungarian March $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.