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Rhythm drill

Posted by Avi 
Rhythm drill
December 26, 2006 12:42PM
It would be nice if the rhythm drill could be tested using the midi keyboard besides the mouse or computer keyboard. This way it can be tested to see that one is actually playing an 8th dotted note rather than just keeping the rhythm. Also there should be tests for ties and rests as well (maybe there are and I just haven't gotten far enough)
Re: Rhythm drill
December 26, 2006 12:44PM
Forget about the second part of this message as I see that you're planning on making it more complex. However the first request still stands. Also it would be nice if one could hear the rhythm played out if he can't figure it out himself.
Re: Rhythm drill
January 27, 2008 08:27AM
Is it possible to allow the student to change the sound settings on an assignment? Right now I can only choose yes or no on the sound settings so it's all or none. Some of my students prefer sound while others prefer the flasher for Rhythm Performance. Is there a way I can allow them to choose? Actually, it would be nice to be able to do that on all of the drills where it makes sense to have that option.
Re: Rhythm drill
February 23, 2008 04:13PM
Avi: once we add in support for rests, we'll have to review how to measure the durations they're holding the notes somehow -- MIDI support online is tough (though in research phase...) but the offline software version will support it for this drill with noteOn/noteOff handling to check durations. The drills will probably do similar things with checking mouse down & mouse up, changing the graphic to show the note playing.

Offering playing the rhythm would be fairly simple... I'll put that on the list for expanding that one.

lholdsworth: for now, there isn't a way to let students choose what they want for any of the options -- in almost all situations, changing the options would change the difficulty of the drill, even with audio change (see key signature drills for an example where it makes a big difference).

Mark Claassen
Re: Rhythm drill
September 24, 2008 10:16AM
It would be useful to have a drill where the subdivisions where written in under the rhythm and students would have to circle, group, identify where the sound happens. Ex. A student would have to circle (1+2+) or (1e+a2e+a) to identify where there is sound during a rhythm. This would help students visually identify releases as well as attacks in rhythms.

Re: Rhythm drill
December 31, 2008 09:47PM
can we get some harder rhythms withs rests and accents
Re: Rhythm drill
March 04, 2009 05:58AM
I would be really excited to see:

-support for all kinds of triplets
- support for rests
- more syncopation
- anacrusis
- complex time signatures
- exercises up to eight bars in length

I love how customizable the other drills are. This drill could be the answer to my students' difficulties!


Re: Rhythm drill
July 31, 2009 12:28AM

When tapping this out, I look at the rhythm keys I'm pressing, and when I've finished, the rhythm I've created has disappeared!

Is there any way of retaining this for a momet, to give a chance of seeing what I've just heard?

Hope so!
Re: Rhythm drill
October 07, 2009 11:53PM
I like what I've seen so far. However, I would like more complex rhythms--and more of them--in the rhythm drills. It seems there are only 6-8 patterns, and even labeled hard they are relatively easy. Would love to see other time signatures in the medium and hard levels. What about an "advanced" level with syncopation, triplets, sixteenth notes?

The site will suit my students, but only for a short while. I'd like to continue with it!

Thanks, and keep up the good work!
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