ReadRhythm (app – iOS)
ReadRhythm is a rhythm sight reading trainer app that has to be one of the most engaging and addictive bits of tech I have ever used. It has graduated levels from beginner to professional, so you can improve at your own pace. As an educator, I have found it to be broadly true that rhythmic recognition is a weak spot with most students, and ReadRhythm is a great way to address this.
The app operates in two modes: “practice” mode (where you listen or tap along while a notated rhythm is played) and “test” mode (where you hear the metronome and must read and tap/play/clap the rhythm). Your accuracy is instantly displayed visually below the notation.
ReadRhythm has over 70 levels that cover multiple time signatures, note values and groupings, ties, tuplets, syncopation, swing and everything right up to “violation of the imaginary barline rule”. (Yikes!) As musicians, one area we can always improve is our sight reading, and this is just the app to help you with that!