Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer is a great way to practice sight reading rhythms on the go. There are more than 200 fixed exercises; the more difficult ones include rests, ties, syncopations, duplets, triplets, quadruplets and swing eighths (on iPad 100 longer exercises, because two iPhone-exercises are combined into one due to the larger screen).

Extra exercises for 4/4 (incl swing eights), 6/8, 2/2 and 4/2 time via a random generator (thousands of exercises). 22 difficulty levels, including a level for absolute beginners and a level to get experience with written music that violates the imaginary bar line rule.

Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer is universal and currently $2.99.

Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer

by Rolfs Apps

  • Rating

  • Premiere


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  •   $2.99 QR code
  • Platform

    iOS (Universal)

  • Version

    8.4 ⋅ 7 MB

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Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer

Improve your sight reading with immediate feedback of timing accuracy. Carefully graduated levels from simple to professional allow you to start at your best level and improve at your own pace, more rapidly than on your own instrument. Practice anytime and anywhere. Many advanced features.


Common and rarer rhythms from 2 to 9 beats per bar (2/2, 4/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8).

Plays the rhythm with metronome sound and visible beats. Dynamics emphasize downbeats and note groups. You tap to follow the rhythm, with accuracy displayed immediately. Easily adjust metronome tempo by sliding or keypad.

Practice mode: listen or tap along while the rhythm is played. Accuracy is instantly displayed visually (color and position).

Test mode: you hear the metronome and must read and tap the rhythm. An accuracy score is then displayed.

Beginners can train themselves. Professionals use it now to extend their skills.

Gamelike play with immediate accuracy feedback and scores recorded.

More than 200 fixed exercises; the more difficult ones include rests, ties, syncopations, duplets, triplets, quadruplets and swing eighths (on iPad 100 longer exercises, because two iPhone exercises are combined into one to fit the larger screen).

Thousands of random exercises. Twenty levels of difficulty in 4/4 and 20 levels distributed among the other meters. A level for absolute beginners and a level to practice reading music that violates the imaginary barline rule.

A Modify exercise function. This mini-editor provides many options to tailor an exercise to your needs. It is designed to need very few taps.

Option to add swing to every quarter note meter exercise. Different degrees of swing: light, medium and hard.

Metronome with speed of 20 - 240 beats per minute and optional upbeat sound.

Very low latency (instant response).

Sounds of the player, metronome and taps can be chosen from several percussive instruments.

Automatic count-off.

Optional beat numbers in the staff and beat-counting voice function clarify the relationship between the rhythm and the beat.

Use of the microphone as an alternative to the tap button. Play the rhythm with hand claps, finger-snaps or an instrument.

Optional stereo sound. Hear your taps in the right ear and the metronome and player sounds in the left ear.

Progress reports for fixed and random exercises.

Mail your results: e.g. send your 100% score graphic or progress reports.

Left-handed tapping support.

Landscape support to display longer exercises (random).

Classical as well as iOS7+ flat design.

Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).


Expert mode: a higher default tempo for the exercises plus more accuracy required in tapping. This mode has its own set of best times per exercise, making the completion of the exercises a whole new challenge.

Ear training function to help in rhythmic dictation. Listen to the rhythm once or several times and write it down or tap it out to compare with the written rhythm.

Left- and right-hand independence: tap the beat with the left tap button and the rhythm with the right tap button or the reverse.

Endurance (continuous reading) and speeding-up tests.

Train yourself to hold tied notes and to play legato. Hear a longer note while holding the tap button.