Rhythms Made Easy. JET Powered Apps today is pleased to announce an upgrade to their app, Rhythm Calculator, a music training tool with bags of potential. It contains new features that are user-requested. Rhythm Calculator looks like the iOS calculator but with musical notes instead of numbers. It calculates and plays back rhythms keyed in by the user. A practice aid for musicians, a teaching aid for music teachers.
The Rhythm Calculator app works like a calculator for musical notes. More than just a metronome, it allows musicians to input a section of music and hear it played back in perfect time and tempo. Designed to aid quality practice, improve sight-reading skills and accelerate the learning process. “Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.”
This app is for musicians of all abilities and presents itself in a familiar and simple interface. Key in notes from sheet music, or create your own rhythm, and hit the ‘equals’ button to watch and hear the rhythm played back. Put the device in landscape mode and play along.
For self-taught beginners or someone just starting music lessons, the app can help with initial recognition of the rhythm of different musical notes. Notes are highlighted when played which teaches sight-reading skills. Manually entering notes from score to app helps musicians to understand more difficult passages at intermediate level. Learners are less-likely to give up during practice as the app can help them out when there isn’t a teacher to ask.
Confidence is increased during private practice as musicians can trust they are practicing a piece correctly. The app can facilitate learning of advanced, complex pieces and improve accuracy. Rhythm Calculator handles multiple time signatures in one piece, as well as any tuplet, note augmentation and articulation. Composers can use the app as a scratchpad to trial different rhythms for musical composition. Almost unlimited rhythms can be stored and edited so the user can create and practice many different passages.
Music teachers could see huge benefits from using Rhythm Calculator as a teaching aid to help accelerate their students’ learning and ensure practice isn\’t just practice, it’s quality practice.
JET Powered Apps: “Rhythm Calculator is a simple tool; yet, having learned instruments ourselves, we can really understand how much this app can help people and make music easier!”
Rhythm Calculator 2.0.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Review copies available upon request. Planned Android version to follow.