Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer 4+

with a focus on accuracy

Rolfs Apps

    • $3.99



Accelerate your sight reading skills with instant feedback on timing accuracy. Our carefully graduated levels, from beginner to professional, allow you to start at your optimal skill level and progress at your own pace. You'll improve more rapidly than practicing solely on your instrument. Practice anytime and anywhere. Many advanced features.



- Explore common and rare rhythms from 2 to 12 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.

- Suitable for absolute beginners as well as professionals.

- Challenge yourself with exercises involving rests, ties, syncopations, duplets, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets.

- Add swing to quarter note meter exercises with varying degrees of swing intensity.

- Automatic count-off with one or two bars.

- Longer (random) exercises in landscape orientation.


- Practice mode: listen or tap along while the rhythm is played.

- Test mode: hear the metronome and read/tap the rhythm.

- Visual feedback instantly displays accuracy with each tap (color and position).

- Easily adjust metronome tempo by sliding or keypad.

- Two tap buttons for higher tempos or tapping with alternating fingers.


- Edit any exercise to suit your preferences.

- Intuitive editor with minimal taps.

- Includes an editor for ties.

- Unlimited undo.

- Add your exercises to favorites.

- Share exercises with others.


- Expert mode: higher default tempo and more accuracy required.

- Endurance test (continuous reading).

- Speeding-up tests.

- Left- and right-hand independence: tap the beat and rhythm with two buttons.

- Note duration test.

- Count 6/8 in two (dotted quarter as the beat).

- Ear training function for rhythmic dictation.

- Maintain rhythm focus while notes from a chord progression are played.


- View a frequency chart of your tap results.

- Access progress reports for fixed and random exercises.

- Share your results, such as a 100% score graphic or progress reports, via email.


- Choose from various percussive instruments for app player, metronome, and taps.

- Play chord progressions with guitar, e-piano, marimba, or bass.

- Optional stereo sound with taps in the right ear and metronome/player in the left ear.

- Optional beat-counting voice function.


- Utilize the microphone for an alternative to tap buttons.

- Play rhythms with hand claps, finger-snaps, or an instrument.

- Adjust sensitivity settings.

- Supports external microphones.


- Receive taps from a Midi device connected via Apple USB camera adapter or USB-C (e.g., keyboard, guitar, drum kit).

- Automatic device detection.

- Touch-sensitivity support.

- Export any exercise as a MIDI file.


- Experience very low latency with instant response.

- Support for left-handed tapping.

- Choose between classical and flat interface themes.

- Support for dark mode (iOS13+).

- Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).

- Supports all screen sizes.

- Tested on iOS and iPadOS 17.

What’s New

Version 11.08

- Adds the famous Pachelbel's Canon chord progression in D major (Extra challenges menu).
- The Display menu includes color options for both the settings background and cells.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

TheFourEyedJack ,

Great Little App

Experienced musicians can see a rhythmically complex piece of music and just tap it out without much trouble before playing it. Me? I’m not in that group. I need to go over a piece many times before I can play it. I reduce the time I need between first seeing the music and finally playing the notes by practicing with Read Rhythm. I enter the notes into the editor and practice until the rhythm is familiar to me. I have a habit of being a little ahead of the beat in my playing, and can work on that in the app, since it tells you if you are ahead, on, or behind the beat. When I’m done working on a section, I email the results to my music teacher, so we can go over it in lesson. In all, this is a great app for perfecting your rhythm, either through random exercises or by creating your own.

I should also add that I had a question at one point about the editor, and the developer answered me very promptly to tell me what I was doing wrong. Not many apps have that kind of service, and I was very glad for the help.

TaraBytes23 ,


I have tried many music apps in all forms. I began teaching myself piano almost a year ago, though I learned the staff pretty quickly and the common knowledge of the keys, I have struggled with the rhythm and beat. This app is INCREDIBLE, after I post this, I am going to look for a donation spot. It will be the first time I have ever given money to developers, and my reviews on google have thousands, tens of thousands of reviews. This app has SO MANY features. It took me two days to realize there was such a large menu if you click the tiny i in the bottom left corner (iPad pro) and even without me knowing of all the other options it still held my attention and even became a personal mission to pass the rhythms. Its super hard, for me. Practice. Practice. Practice. The TAPPING option is insanely hard for me. Thats exciting though. Some thing I 100 percent can not do, yet.. so it gives me something to work on! Thanks y'all. You did a fantastic job on this app! Please update whenever you add something new!
Tara D.
Super Fan!

SaphiraRaven ,


I am a piano teacher and just found this app. All my students are loving it so far and enjoying going through the levels. Which is great because suddenly what used to be homework is now fun! Did you hear that? Fun! Would recommend this for anyone. The only thing I would suggest is the menu system maybe having a revamp as the first opening to to select “fixed levels” or “random levels”. I’d love to start at level 0 for some of my kids and I feel like sometimes it would be hard to explain to them how to get to the ‘random levels’ and would be easier.

Overall 5/5 app for how amazing everything runs and even though I teach piano, this is a hard app at some of the higher levels! A must have app.

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