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Getting Started with Flashcard Sight-Reading

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Getting started with the flashcard sight-reading system may seem difficult at first, but with practice it will become easy.

 

The RhythmiCity flashcard method requires that you scan the entire measure while sight-reading. Try not to look at each single note as you perform, because the flashcard will change before you begin to read, or count the last note or beat in the measure. This is done so your eyes are trained to look at the new measure before it arrives. So it is the best practice to scan the entire measure at the same time as memorizing what's coming up at the end of the measure. Then continue to play & count to the end of the measure, while looking at the new measure.

 

Try following along with the video examples A1, A2, A3, and see if you can stay on track.

 

 

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A3.

RhythmiCity Overview

Open Metronome Control Panel

The metronome can be accessed by tapping one time on the symbol in the middle of the pyramid metronome.

Close Metronome Control Panel

The metronome can be closed by tapping one time on the symbol in the middle of the pyramid metronome.

Hide Piano

The piano keyboard can be hidden by double-tapping the symbol in the middle of the pyramid metronome.

Show Piano

The piano keyboard can be unhidden by double-tapping the symbol in the middle of the pyramid metronome.

Common Questions

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  • How do I start a Session?

    Start a session by double tapping a “RhythmiCity Level Deck” in the library.

     

    The deck will automatically load on the practice page.

     

    Press the start button when you are ready to begin.

     

    Listen to the tutorial assistant as she counts a one measure preparatory count-off.

     

    Begin playing after the count-off.

     

  • Where are the piano and metronome volume controls?

    Open the Metronome Control Panel. (To open the Control Panel tap once on the button in the middle of the metronome pyramid.)

     

    Locate the volume controls to the left of the panel.

     

    Change the volume by moving the control sliders to the left, or right. Left to decrease volume, and right to increase volume.  Make sure the volume control on your device is turned up and not muted.

     

     

  • How do I change the Metronome Tempo?

    Tap the plus (+) or minus (-) signs on the triangles at either end of the pyramid.

     

    The plus sign will increase the tempo. The minus sign will decrease the tempo.

     

    The tempo can also be changed by swiping or tapping the Italian tempo markings, or the beats-per-minute (BPM) numbers inside the Metronome Control panel.

     

    To open the Control Panel, tap once on the button in the middle of the metronome pyramid.

  • Can I change the beats per measure?

    To change the beats per measure go to the Metronome Control Panel Settings.

     

    To go to the Control Panel settings tap once on the button in the middle of the pyramid.

     

    Look for the two numbers to the far right of the metronome settings panel. (4:4)

     

    Tap the number to the left to increase, or decrease the number of beats per measure. (This setting can only be change in the "Metronome Only" mode.)

     

    Tap the number to the right to increase, or decrease the number of sub-beats per beat.

     

  • Is there a way to accent a downbeat?

     

    You can accent a downbeat by changing it's sound.

     

    To change the sound of a beat tap on the beat bulb, and cycle through a variety of percussion instrument sounds.

     

    There are eight different percussion sounds available for each downbeat.

     

    To turn sounds off simply swipe the bulb to the left, or right.

     

    Metronome percussion sounds are selected on the Setting’s page.

     

  • How do I setup the percussion sounds?

     

    Go to the settings page.

     

    Tap on (Metronome Sound Down-Beats).

     

    Tap on any one of the eight percussion instrument buttons.

     

    Select from the drop-down list of percussion instruments.

     

    Do the same for sub-beat sounds.

  • Is there a way to hide the piano keyboard?

     

    You can hide the piano keyboard by double tapping the Metronome Settings button in the middle of the pyramid. Double-tap it again to raise the piano keyboard.

  • How do I save the metronome settings?

    Open the metronome settings control panel.

     

    Locate the nine buttons at the bottom of the control panel.

     

    Choose a number. Press & hold until the button’s number turns green.

     

    To delete a saved setting simply hold down a button until it’s number turns white, or save a new setting in the same location.

  • Can I change the piano keyboard octaves?

    The piano keyboard has four octaves.

     

    Press two fingers on any two keys, and drag left or right to change octaves.

  • How do I accent a sub-beat?

    You can accent a sub-beat by changing it's sound.

     

    To change the sound of a sub-beat, tap on the sub-beat bulb to cycle through a variety of percussion instrument sounds.

     

    There are eight different percussion sounds available for each sub-beat.

     

    To turn off a sub-beat simply swipe the bulb left, or right to turn it off.

     

    Metronome percussion sounds are selected on the Setting’s page.

     

 

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