Description

An audible and VISUAL metronome that inspires musical expression rather than mechanical execution. When practicing with this metronome, the animated beat patterns will reinforce the peripheral vision used when following a conductor.

Be able to practice without the click, while keeping to a strict tempo. Always know where you are INSIDE the beat with the traditional musical beat patterns developed over ages of musical performance practice, not an arbitrary circle for all meters and styles.

This metronome is an invaluable learning tool for conductors when using the Conductor's Point of View.

All the conducting patterns are based on Max Rudolf's "Grammar of Conducting" and my professional conducting experience of 20+ years.

Instructions:
Double tap to start. Swipe horizontally or pinch to stop.
Long Press triggers Tap Tempo, tap anywhere more than twice to set the tempo. Then wait and it will start conducting.

Apple Watch Support:
On the Apple Watch, view animations from 1 through 12 beats (meter). Turn on Haptic Clicks to feel them for two measures, and then the downbeat each measure thereafter. Adjust the tempo with the crown or by sliding up and down on the watch face. Tap to start and stop.

Features:
• Adjust the tempo, 10 to 240 bpm, by dragging up/down anywhere, using the + and - buttons, or by tapping it via Tap Tempo
• 48 different beat patterns (meters): 1 through 12(3+3+3+3)
• Staccato, Neutral, Legato, and Reduced (see below) pattern styles
• Patterns are displayed from the Performer's or Conductor's Point of View
• Optional 2, 3, or 4 subdivisions of the beat
• Set 0, 1, or 2 'pick-up' beats (get playing quicker)

Preferences:
• Choose from 16 pairs of 'tick and 'tock' sounds
• Customizable colors of the baton, pattern and texts
• Customizable transparencies of the beat pattern and background image

A note about pattern variations and reductions:
A 5/4 bar can be divided either 3+2 or 2+3 depending on the music.

The 'Reduced' style:
At faster tempos, a legato 3 pattern turns into a one pattern while still clicking the three beats. A 6(2+2+2) changes into 3 while a 6(3+3) changes into 2 while still clicking 6 beats.

The Automatic Reduction setting automatically adjusts the pattern when the tempo reaches a level that requires it. Switching the Reduced Pattern switch on, forces the reduced pattern at all tempos.

Conductor's Point of View - automatically flips the beat pattern for conductors to learn and practice the patterns. This mode shows you the path the tip of your baton should take while conducting.

Performer’s Point of View - the conductor’s beat pattern as seen from the ensemble musicians. Recommended view while practicing your instrument.

Supports all orientations for easier use while plugged in.

What’s New

Version 6.2

Added 17 more time signatures for a total of 48.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Danny4220 ,

Baton styles?

Greetings developers! I was wondering if perhaps different styles could be implemented instead of just a weird looking ball. How about a small dot which is the same diameter as the line? Maybe a trailing path that fades option? Also a larger, more visible “start” “stop” button would be nice. Thank you so much, your work is greatly appreciated!

Cavalier1011 ,

Basic Features, Only

Pros:
- Conducts in 3 different kinds of styles with an option to reduce the pattern (as if in half-/cut-time).
- Offers a variety of patterns that accommodate quarter-note patterns.

Con:
* Cannot use the eighth note for the beat. This means that, if you want to get a 7/8 pattern at 180bpm, you will have to settle for a 7/4 pattern that tops out at 120bpm in 7/8. That said, this is NOT a viable tool for practicing asymmetrical compound meters.

If this changes, my review will change to 5 stars. The aforementioned feature could be extremely beneficial for visually keeping up with quick meters (which is something with which a lot of people struggle when moving from high school literature to collegiate literature).

Furthermore, should this change occur, I will gladly use this all the time and recommend it to my peers/colleagues. But, for now, I’m afraid the tempo/meter limitations render this app inferior to other metronomic apps.

Developer Response ,

First, Thank you for your support. Second, the app doesn't care what notational unit gets the beat. (The selectable note values represent beat subdivisions, not the time signature.) So the 7/4 or 7/8 distinction is irrelevant. 7/4 or 7/8 still has 7 beats in the measure. the tempo of those 7 beats (180 bpm) is well within the apps range. The reduction of the pattern doesn't reflect a half/cut time as much as accommodating a tempo that would prohibit conducting every beat. It's very awkward / distracting to conduct a complex pattern (other than staccato) at over 200 bpm. I hope this clarified the functionality of the app, if not please email me at support@patrickqkelly.com. Thanks again for your support and kind words.

mxwanger ,

Great App!

I really love this app...t’s very simple to use and do recommend. If I could make a small suggestion, it would be nice if I could cast the the graphic to my smart tv. It would make it easier for group to see.

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