Polyrhythm

Polyrhythm


"Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter." - New Harvard Dictionary of Music.

This application teaches you polyrhythms. You can hear what they sound like and the application provides a score based on how well you perform them.

The polyrhythm is visualised using the beat circle shown at the centre of the screen. This circle contains two types of beats. The beats are represented by coloured shapes placed along the circle's circumference, and are colour coded green or blue. When the green beat is heard you tap the screen where indicated, and likewise when the blue beat is heard, tap the screen where indicated. When you are happy you understand the polyrhythm you just stop tapping and the application will tell you how well you did.

This application uses Adobe Air.

Recent changes:
1.25
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Inactive code updated

1.22
--
More UI tweaks

1.21
--
Slight tweak to the UI design.
Sleep mode tweak when app loses focus.
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$1.38
76
3.8
User ratings
6
Installs
100+
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0
File size
237 kb
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About Polyrhythm
"Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter." - New Harvard Dictionary of Music.

This application teaches you polyrhythms. You can hear what they sound like and the application provides a score based on how well you perform them.

The polyrhythm is visualised using the beat circle shown at the centre of the screen. This circle contains two types of beats. The beats are represented by coloured shapes placed along the circle's circumference, and are colour coded green or blue. When the green beat is heard you tap the screen where indicated, and likewise when the blue beat is heard, tap the screen where indicated. When you are happy you understand the polyrhythm you just stop tapping and the application will tell you how well you did.

This application uses Adobe Air.

Recent changes:
1.25
--
Inactive code updated

1.22
--
More UI tweaks

1.21
--
Slight tweak to the UI design.
Sleep mode tweak when app loses focus.

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A Google User
Mar 15, 2014
Brilliant! Love this app
A Google User
Jan 20, 2013
Cool Cool app. Could you add a setting to be able to dial in the bpm? Also a mute/solo button for the different polyrhythms.
A Google User
Sep 15, 2012
Good start! Devs, can u pls add a sound library w/ drum & percussion samples. i.e. hi&low cowbell,hi&low woodblock, closed hihat, snare, kick, hi/low congas, hi/low bongos, etc. Also, pls add 3 rhythms at once w/ individual volume controls up to 16:16, thanks!