More info and video presentation at http://melodycats.com
A fun game that will help students of all ages learn how to read some basic music rhythms.
60 entertaining levels that get progressively more challenging.
This game has been developed in collaboration with professional musicians and educators.
"This is an excellent app to recommend to your students/parents, or to use as part of your music lab if you have one. Students will learn to look ahead more as they tap these rhythms, and will learn the important skill of listening to themselves and others."
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…a place to exchange ideas and resources for piano teaching
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Ratings and Reviews
This app does a wonderful job with song selection and varied rhythms. I appreciate the use of well-known tunes. I also like that the rhythms appear visually in meter, with measures. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that I discovered an issue with my colorblind students, who cannot distinguish which notes go with which button. I wonder if there is an equally distinct choice of colors that would be accessible to most forms of colorblindness. I also would suggest, if possible, the option of slowing down a piece...or maybe the opportunity to practice it. Very happy with Rhythm Cat, and am using it in my teaching.
Picky picky! But aesthetically wonderful.
I got this app for my kids to practice rhythm. I really love the variety of music that sets the background for the exercises. So much nicer than clapping rhythms to a metronome. The one thing I wish the app included was a review of the exercise for the player to see which rhythms were missed. The standard is stringent: it is a stickler for holding notes for their full values and attack precisely on time. However, it’s hard to know why reasonable attempts are rejected. Is it that inadequate pressure was given for a particular beat, or is the player just not hitting the sweet spot on the answer pad? Or does the developer want people to practice each rhythm multiple times for mastery? Regardless of why, practice never hurt anyone, though some students might get discouraged.
This is a great app for young music studies and adults
I teach private music lessons and was on the hunt for fun music reading games to which I could refer my students - both young and old. This is perfect.
Before I could in good conscience refer this game to my students, I had to play it all the way through. My only criticism is that there is very little instruction once you make it past the first set of levels. I, as a teacher, would love to see more instruction with the syncopated rhythms - possibly an audio/visual example.
Still, I will now be able to refer my students to this app as a fun way to practice rhythm.
I also tried the bass cats game... that one is even better I think.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.