MusicGoals Rhythm is the companion program for MusicGoals Eye and Ear.
MusicGoals Rhythm displays performance accuracy and provides tools to improve rhythm skills. It teaches basics of rhythm and improves timing, coordination, and memorization skills.
It will teach you to:
Keep a steady beat.
Play with accuracy.
Read complex rhythms with fluency.
Write the rhythms that you hear.
Play from memory.
MusicGoals Rhythm provides a complete training system for rhythm from beginner to advanced. It keeps a record of progress and generates an ever changing yet highly structured sequence of drills.
Each step level presents a challenging set of rhythm patterns through a sequence of four activities:
In the example above, the rhythm is given in standard notation. It sounds along with a metronome or drum beat during the drill. Play the rhythm on the spacebar or a MIDI keyboard. After the drill, two bars below each note show the correct answer and your actual performance.
Accuracy is also shown in graphic and numerical form.
The needle shows the average timing of the performance. It is to the right of the center line, thus, the average timing was just a little late. The drill image also shows that the duration of the half note was too short. These images make clear just how well the rhythm was played. When you can see how you play, you can adjust and improve.
The activities are ideal for individual or classroom use. Difficult rhythms can be saved for further study. MusicGoals Rhythm 2 makes it easy to select the course, step level, or time signature and level to match your needs.
One thing is for sure, you will notice the difference right away. MusicGoals Rhythm 2 makes it easy and fun to improve performance skill.
By following this sequence of activities, Play Along, Repeat After, Reading, and Dictation, elements of rhythm are mastered quickly and completely. This is because each step is limited to a small set of patterns that can be drilled until completely mastered.
New Features - MusicGoals Rhythm Version 2
New timing calibration to
adjust for variations in computer hardware setups. This makes sound and
scoring much more precise for computer keyboard input as well as optional
external Midi Input.
It is now possible to start
at any level, either rhythm course, time signature, or activity step.
You may skip around forward and back at will. MusicGoals keeps track of
exactly what you have completed and what still needs to be completed.
A new scoring system that
shows timing accuracy with needles on a graph after each drill. This shows
what percentage of performance is ahead or behind the beat and by how
Three new graphical progress
charts that show completed levels by time signature and activity.
Improved user interface with
context sensitive help and right-click ”What’s This?”
More step levels and time
New count display with beat
number options showing subdivisions.
New improved and expanded
curriculum and rhythm course levels.
Optional MIDI Drum input
- duration accuracy not required.
User selected student file
New save rhythm files. Keep rhythms from the program or ones that you create in separate files for later practice. This also includes drum rhythms and ostinatos. For example, you may enter a difficult rhythm from a piece you are working on and save it. Keep any number of rhythm examples for later practice.
MusicGoals Rhythm Version 2 includes many improvements as a direct result of user requests and comments. We are indebted to our users who have told us what they like and don’t and request what they want.
With MusicGoals you can:
work at your own pace on
the skills of your choice.
adjust the level of difficulty
to meet your needs.
review progress, scores,
mistake details, and response time.
customize and generate additional
random drills as needed.
gain the knowledge and skills to become a master musician.
Requirements: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, or Vista with sound. It can be used with or without an external MIDI keyboard.
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