Rhythm In Reach
The perfect tool for you to test and improve your music reading skills
From the creators of “InstrumentsInReach”
RhythmInReach is an educational music game designed to improve the rhythm reading skills of students. Developed by professional music educators, it can be used as a great tool by students and teachers to reinforce a musical curriculum.
RhythmInReach is unlike other “follow the beat” music games available today. We have developed a unique approach to teaching which is not currently found in other music education products today.
(US patent pending #61/216,173)
- we have no audio playback of rhythms in order to eliminate mimicking or rote learning
- we have no arrows or visual cues on when to play notes which discourage students from note reading
- we track both the “attack” and the “release” of the note, teaching students how to sustain notes for their full values, perfect for most all major instruments and voice
Please read about the sample group study on the effectiveness of the game with complete findings on our website.
Users first select from 4 different time signatures available (2/4, 3/4, 4/4 or 6/8) and then pick a level to play. A rhythmic pattern is then shown that to be played using the touch pad. When the user is ready to begin, an audible and visual metronome counts down and continues during gameplay. Scoring is awarded based on accuracy and level. An error screen lets users know EXACTLY where mistakes were made so that corrections can be made in the future.
Our goal is to encourage students to develop their music reading abilities through time tested traditional means.
|Rhythm In Reach||$3.99||Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.|
Rhythm in Reach allows students to practice sight-reading rhythms and to take graded tests on different levels. The app includes many different levels, and is fairly easy to use.
However, after comparing the two, I prefer "Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer" for several reasons. It is more customizable and includes more advanced levels. It has the option of sending reports, which Rhythm in Reach does not. It has a more attractive interface and is available for the iPad as well as iPhone. Finally, its visual method of assessing performance is, I think, much easier for a student to understand than the descriptive assessment in Rhythm in Reach.
On the other hand, Rhythm in Reach is simpler to use overall. Also, as far as I have discovered so far, Rhythm and Reach does not have any technically-incorrect notation at the advanced levels like Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer.