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If you want to learn rhythms like quintuplets, septuplets and similar, you will enjoy TUPLET TRAINER.
TUPLET TRAINER is based on a simple method for learning tuplets. The method is based on intuition and has been tested on and used by students for more than two decades now, and it has proved to be extremely effective. Once you master the method, you will easily perform ANY tuplet with full control thanks to a reference rhythm.
You can operate the app either in Listen mode or Practice mode. In Listen mode you can listen to the reference rhythms transform into tuplets. In Practice mode you can set up different configurations for practicing. With one extra tap Info Mode gives you extensive information on all functions in the app.
The Lessons section will guide you through the basics of the method. There is also a detailed manual as well as video tutorials and music demos available on the Internet, reachable from within the app.
You can select from 28 tuplets in 4 time signatures, each with multiple motifs, all in all allowing thousands of combinations. Add a groove section (hi-hat and bass drum) to reinforce the feel of the time signature. Select different sounds and patterns for the metronome, grooves, and pads.
3/4 Time signature:
4 over 3, 5 over 3, 7 over 3, 8 over 3, 10 over 3, 11 over 3
5 over 4, 7 over 4, 9 over 4, 10 over 4, 11 over 4, 13 over 4, 14 over 4, 15 over 4
6 over 5, 7 over 5, 8 over 5, 9 over 5, 11 over 5, 12 over 5, 13 over 5, 14 over 5
8 over 7, 9 over 7, 10 over 7, 11 over 7, 12 over 7, 13 over 7
Many established musicians have noticed the method for some time, and now also Tuplet Trainer. Here are excerpts from some statements (they can be read in full – together with other statements – on tupletmusic.com):
”… so simple, it defies intellectual reasoning, pertaining to rhythmic superimposition…with music it all comes down
to hearing the results and applying them in real time performance. This app allows one to do that and truly interact
with the patterns. The results could immediately affect an artist’s rhythmic concepts towards more freedom and
Dave Liebman, USA
”…If you are into music you realize that the cultural traditions are all coming together, the future is already
happening as we speak, and Tuplet Trainer is one of the hippest things out there.”
Sten Hostfalt, USA
”Straight into the subconscious – past the conscious… works as a magic key…”
Helge Albin, Sweden
”So simple – almost too simple!…”
Johannes Johansson, Sweden
”…the method makes all rhythmic impossibilities and unavailabilities possible and available to everybody. The
technical and advanced obstacles that you overcome are not perceived as obstacles until you look back and realize what
you’ve overcome…the method opened my eyes to a whole new world of polymetrics, odd time signatures and rhythmical
William Larsson, Denmark
”… After just minutes of studying, you have acquired your first keys to unlock doors to new polyrhythmic worlds …
Jacob Karlzon, Sweden
”… It was hard to believe, or even to accept, that all the work developed by serious practitioners through the years
could be solved in a ‘friendly’ way by intuition …”
Dr. Marcelo Coelho, Brazil
As a musician, composer, arranger, or teacher, you will gain easy access to new exciting rhythmic building blocks that have been very inaccessible before – and therefore almost non-existent in western music.
Practicing tuplets with this method will not only expand your rhythmic vocabulary: some interesting side effects include a sharper sense of timing, re-phrasing, and subdivision. If you are a stranger to 5/4 and 7/4 (meters), practicing the reference rhythms/tuplets in those time signatures is an excellent way to get acquainted with them. Without a doubt you will open up doors to further rhythmic possibilities!