Steve Reich’s Clapping Music 4+

An addictive rhythm game

NatureGuides Ltd.

    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free



The game that improves your rhythm by challenging you to play Steve Reich’s groundbreaking work Clapping Music – a piece of music performed entirely by clapping. Tap in time with the constantly shifting pattern, and progress through all of the variations. If you slip up or your accuracy falls too low, it’s game over.

“Maddeningly addictive” – The New York Times

“Might be the toughest rhythm action game since Rock Band” – FACT

“Brilliant – and infuriatingly addictive” – The Guardian

“Clapping Music is Rock Band with better music (yeah, I said it)” – Kill Screen


• Improve your sense of rhythm by playing Clapping Music
• Play through three levels of difficulty – can you become good enough to perform?
• Hone your skills in Practice Mode
• Find out more about Steve Reich and his work with interviews and performance footage
• A stunning design and interface that changes colour as you progress through the piece
• Completely free with no in-app purchases

If you enjoy the app, don’t forget to rate it and leave a review.

What’s New

Version 1.0.7

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

09781ChristianS ,

This is a really fun app to play!

Steven Reich’s ClappingMusic App is a very hands-on, fun app to be available on the App Store! Not only is the game fun, but it is also very addictive! I can’t wait for more from this amazing app! Through all the hardships, consequences, and obstacles I’ve gotten through this game, I still love that this application is a very challenging obstacle for any individual to play! You just have to have the *ears* for it, of course! :). Otherwise, this game is one of my *favorite* applications that are downloaded onto my iPhone!
Sincerely, Me (Anonymous)! :)

JFQuackenbush ,

I really want to like this

Its a great concept for an app and i want it to work so much! but for whatever reason, there's intolerable tapping latency on my iphone xr that makes it basically useless. I hope the developer can fix that. ill check back and change my review if it does.

after some more play im increasing my review to 3 stars. the latency seems to be related to using blue tooth head phones. if i play on the iPhone xr speaker, its better. there's still a little too much lag in the sound for my taste, but at least the timing records accurately and doesn't boot you from the game for errors.

so its not useless, but dont plan to play with wireless headphones until the developer updates.

klouise87 ,

Patterns are incorrect

I’ve love this app for a really long time. I’ve recently come back to it after a year or two away, and I’ve noticed that the patterns are out of order from what the original piece is. The pattern no longer just moves forward by a beat, the order seems arbitrary. You’re not supposed to sync back up with the original clapping until after the 12th pattern, but for some reason pattern seven is exactly synced up with the ostinato clap. Still super fun, but maybe an update along the way made the patterns got out of order.

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