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Time Guru Metronome

Time Guru Metronome

Avi Bortnick

Time Guru will strengthen your internal sense of musical time via random muting.

4.3 Ratings 931+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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  • Best trainer for subdivision accuracy. Dec 2, 2016

    By bwynwyh
    If you have always had trouble placing your inner subdivisions, this is the key. I was always getting the downbeats in time but my subdivisions were erratic. Not any more. Your brain is forced to fill in the missing gaps. Totally worth it. The only thing I don't like is the tap function has too much latency for accurate tempo reads. I have to turn the volume completely off to tap a tempo accurately, then turn the volume back on. This is still worth it. Absolutely the best for subdivision training.
  • Dec 22, 2020

    By Ahmed Alhibshi
    I love the simplicity of this app and the fact that you can use multiple time signatures in a queue, but I wish you could change the click rate without changing the time signature. To elaborate, right now the click of the metronome follows the time signature (4/4 time signature = 1/4 note click). It would be nice to have an 1/8 or 1/16 note click with an accent on the 1 of the bar instead of being limited to a click rate which is tied to the time signature.
  • One of a Kind Feb 7, 2019

    By Dudeydude77
    This metronome has a few features that no other metronome provides, namely the random muting and being able to create any rhythm. A few features that I would like to see in future updates are: 1. The ability to rearrange the rhythms created in the meter select area. Currently, if there are multiple meters selected and I want to change the order, I have to delete them and start again. I would like to be able to drag one meter and place it somewhere else in the line up. 2. A menu for different rhythmic units. Instead of having to cycle through in decreasing order of duration, I would prefer to open a menu with all available note values to save time when trying to select the right value. 3. 32nd notes! Currently, the shortest note value is the 16th septuplet. It would be nice to just add one more value and get the 32nd note. 4. More control over the sounds of strong and weak beats. Currently, there are a lot of options for different timbres, but there is no way to change the sound of beats 1 and 2, for example. Hopefully the developers will be able to continue the innovation that this metronome has already demonstrated.
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By James Mason
    By far the best metronome app I've found. The random skipping of beats is an awesome feature too. Thanks! (No idea how hard it'd be to implement, but if there was a feature to share presets with other users of the app, that would be incredibly useful)
  • Started out great May 27, 2019

    By bumdiddh
    This is a wonderful idea but it has a bug. I can no longer get rid of a set of four notes once I create it. I’ve tried resetting the app as well as redownloading. Please fix this because it will make this the best metronome out there.
  • Feb 27, 2019

    By Rob G
    Won't give it 5 stars, because I only bought it for the ability to mute bars...which took a minute to figure out honestly, but only because of my ineptness. As far as other features, it's a pretty basic click. There a good amount of click sounds which is refreshing, but again, the most useful thing for me is the muting feature. By far the best way I have found to develope a drummer's internal clock.
  • Professional, Award-Winning Musician’s Seal of Approval Nov 20, 2020

    By H3LD_H05T4G3
    For what it’s worth, I have been using this metronome for the last few years at home, in music college, on the road, and while privately educating classes/individuals around the world. It has helped me improve my sense of time and time feel—which is a totally different thing to focus on for those of you still getting into different ways of practicing with the metronome.
  • Jan 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    Very useful and powerful app! Only gets 4 stars though because it is tedious to modify patterns (i.e to change something at the beginning of a pattern, you have to delete the whole thing and completely reassemble it). Also, while 16 measures seems generous I feel limited by it. Some ideas to consider: -"Clear" button -"Undo" button -Some way to re-order entered measures (tap, hold, & drag?) -Some way to change the number of beats in a measure without deleting (scrub left/right?)
  • As good as it gets. Dec 25, 2016

    By Drassssssssss
    This metronome application is unbeatable! The interface is extremely simple to use, but it provides a wide array of different tools. This app can be used for anything from a simple metronome, too a more complex time keeping tool to help develop deeper rhythmic concepts. I recommend this app to any musician who is interested in developing their sense of time further.
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By J. Marcus R.
    4.99 stars. The only small gripe is me wishing it would also display a little running timer for a quick easy reference. Other than that it's fantastic. Simple. Straight forward. Awesome and easy drop out feature that can be very helpful.
  • Best trainer for subdivision accuracy. Dec 2, 2016

    By bwynwyh
    If you have always had trouble placing your inner subdivisions, this is the key. I was always getting the downbeats in time but my subdivisions were erratic. Not any more. Your brain is forced to fill in the missing gaps. Totally worth it. The only thing I don't like is the tap function has too much latency for accurate tempo reads. I have to turn the volume completely off to tap a tempo accurately, then turn the volume back on. This is still worth it. Absolutely the best for subdivision training.
  • Dec 22, 2020

    By Ahmed Alhibshi
    I love the simplicity of this app and the fact that you can use multiple time signatures in a queue, but I wish you could change the click rate without changing the time signature. To elaborate, right now the click of the metronome follows the time signature (4/4 time signature = 1/4 note click). It would be nice to have an 1/8 or 1/16 note click with an accent on the 1 of the bar instead of being limited to a click rate which is tied to the time signature.
  • One of a Kind Feb 7, 2019

    By Dudeydude77
    This metronome has a few features that no other metronome provides, namely the random muting and being able to create any rhythm. A few features that I would like to see in future updates are: 1. The ability to rearrange the rhythms created in the meter select area. Currently, if there are multiple meters selected and I want to change the order, I have to delete them and start again. I would like to be able to drag one meter and place it somewhere else in the line up. 2. A menu for different rhythmic units. Instead of having to cycle through in decreasing order of duration, I would prefer to open a menu with all available note values to save time when trying to select the right value. 3. 32nd notes! Currently, the shortest note value is the 16th septuplet. It would be nice to just add one more value and get the 32nd note. 4. More control over the sounds of strong and weak beats. Currently, there are a lot of options for different timbres, but there is no way to change the sound of beats 1 and 2, for example. Hopefully the developers will be able to continue the innovation that this metronome has already demonstrated.
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By James Mason
    By far the best metronome app I've found. The random skipping of beats is an awesome feature too. Thanks! (No idea how hard it'd be to implement, but if there was a feature to share presets with other users of the app, that would be incredibly useful)
  • Started out great May 27, 2019

    By bumdiddh
    This is a wonderful idea but it has a bug. I can no longer get rid of a set of four notes once I create it. I’ve tried resetting the app as well as redownloading. Please fix this because it will make this the best metronome out there.
  • Feb 27, 2019

    By Rob G
    Won't give it 5 stars, because I only bought it for the ability to mute bars...which took a minute to figure out honestly, but only because of my ineptness. As far as other features, it's a pretty basic click. There a good amount of click sounds which is refreshing, but again, the most useful thing for me is the muting feature. By far the best way I have found to develope a drummer's internal clock.
  • Professional, Award-Winning Musician’s Seal of Approval Nov 20, 2020

    By H3LD_H05T4G3
    For what it’s worth, I have been using this metronome for the last few years at home, in music college, on the road, and while privately educating classes/individuals around the world. It has helped me improve my sense of time and time feel—which is a totally different thing to focus on for those of you still getting into different ways of practicing with the metronome.
  • Jan 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    Very useful and powerful app! Only gets 4 stars though because it is tedious to modify patterns (i.e to change something at the beginning of a pattern, you have to delete the whole thing and completely reassemble it). Also, while 16 measures seems generous I feel limited by it. Some ideas to consider: -"Clear" button -"Undo" button -Some way to re-order entered measures (tap, hold, & drag?) -Some way to change the number of beats in a measure without deleting (scrub left/right?)
  • As good as it gets. Dec 25, 2016

    By Drassssssssss
    This metronome application is unbeatable! The interface is extremely simple to use, but it provides a wide array of different tools. This app can be used for anything from a simple metronome, too a more complex time keeping tool to help develop deeper rhythmic concepts. I recommend this app to any musician who is interested in developing their sense of time further.
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By J. Marcus R.
    4.99 stars. The only small gripe is me wishing it would also display a little running timer for a quick easy reference. Other than that it's fantastic. Simple. Straight forward. Awesome and easy drop out feature that can be very helpful.
  • Feb 23, 2020

    By Jamie Colpean
    I bought it... and refunded it 2 minutes later.... why? Simple...I use a tablet and use it landscape not portrait and this app forces you portrait. Seems like a basic design oversight for am app that looked to have promise for me. Definitely disappointed. If changed them I will reconsider.t

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  • One of a Kind Feb 7, 2019

    By Dudeydude77
    This metronome has a few features that no other metronome provides, namely the random muting and being able to create any rhythm. A few features that I would like to see in future updates are: 1. The ability to rearrange the rhythms created in the meter select area. Currently, if there are multiple meters selected and I want to change the order, I have to delete them and start again. I would like to be able to drag one meter and place it somewhere else in the line up. 2. A menu for different rhythmic units. Instead of having to cycle through in decreasing order of duration, I would prefer to open a menu with all available note values to save time when trying to select the right value. 3. 32nd notes! Currently, the shortest note value is the 16th septuplet. It would be nice to just add one more value and get the 32nd note. 4. More control over the sounds of strong and weak beats. Currently, there are a lot of options for different timbres, but there is no way to change the sound of beats 1 and 2, for example. Hopefully the developers will be able to continue the innovation that this metronome has already demonstrated.
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By James Mason
    By far the best metronome app I've found. The random skipping of beats is an awesome feature too. Thanks! (No idea how hard it'd be to implement, but if there was a feature to share presets with other users of the app, that would be incredibly useful)
  • Professional, Award-Winning Musician’s Seal of Approval Nov 20, 2020

    By H3LD_H05T4G3
    For what it’s worth, I have been using this metronome for the last few years at home, in music college, on the road, and while privately educating classes/individuals around the world. It has helped me improve my sense of time and time feel—which is a totally different thing to focus on for those of you still getting into different ways of practicing with the metronome.
  • As good as it gets. Dec 25, 2016

    By Drassssssssss
    This metronome application is unbeatable! The interface is extremely simple to use, but it provides a wide array of different tools. This app can be used for anything from a simple metronome, too a more complex time keeping tool to help develop deeper rhythmic concepts. I recommend this app to any musician who is interested in developing their sense of time further.
  • Simple with a few unique features Feb 27, 2019

    By Johnny S..
    Being able to easily input rests and any combination of best groupings make this a must have app. Also, the random mute feature is great when you really want to test yourself and see how well you are internalizing the beat!
  • Jan 24, 2021

    By Seth Bye
    Love the random mute feature! Also really intuitive for using in compound time signatures with custom groupings.
  • This has a feature that makes this app stand alone Sep 23, 2016

    By Judgefunkhaus
    Being able to control the random number of beats left out is the best thing to ever be added to a metronome....ever. I just wish the app would rotate when my device is on it's side. Small annoyance for the best metronome in the world.
  • Independence Jan 28, 2017

    By bug.new
    While there are any number of metronomes on the App Store, the killer feature of this one is the customizable randomization of NOT playing every click, letting it act as a reminder instead of a crutch. Helps greatly in internalization of the best rather than relying on an external pulse.
  • Oct 6, 2018

    By Quentin Morales
    Hi there, Just to thank you for your job on this app, it's incredible. My rhythm teacher told me about it and it is tremendously helpful. Really well thought. I was afraid of metronomes before and I now have fun practicing with it. Thank you very much! I'm gonna spread the word about it, it's so perfect. Cheers !
  • Awesome metronome!! Feb 5, 2018

    By SugarCoatedGrooveDrops
    This app really can make you focus on your groove and get more in touch with your internal sense of time. Super easy to use. After using it to practice some basic stick exercises I feel like I got a real workout. Nice app! Random mute is where it is at!
  • Best trainer for subdivision accuracy. Dec 2, 2016

    By bwynwyh
    If you have always had trouble placing your inner subdivisions, this is the key. I was always getting the downbeats in time but my subdivisions were erratic. Not any more. Your brain is forced to fill in the missing gaps. Totally worth it. The only thing I don't like is the tap function has too much latency for accurate tempo reads. I have to turn the volume completely off to tap a tempo accurately, then turn the volume back on. This is still worth it. Absolutely the best for subdivision training.
  • Dec 22, 2020

    By Ahmed Alhibshi
    I love the simplicity of this app and the fact that you can use multiple time signatures in a queue, but I wish you could change the click rate without changing the time signature. To elaborate, right now the click of the metronome follows the time signature (4/4 time signature = 1/4 note click). It would be nice to have an 1/8 or 1/16 note click with an accent on the 1 of the bar instead of being limited to a click rate which is tied to the time signature.
  • Started out great May 27, 2019

    By bumdiddh
    This is a wonderful idea but it has a bug. I can no longer get rid of a set of four notes once I create it. I’ve tried resetting the app as well as redownloading. Please fix this because it will make this the best metronome out there.
  • Feb 27, 2019

    By Rob G
    Won't give it 5 stars, because I only bought it for the ability to mute bars...which took a minute to figure out honestly, but only because of my ineptness. As far as other features, it's a pretty basic click. There a good amount of click sounds which is refreshing, but again, the most useful thing for me is the muting feature. By far the best way I have found to develope a drummer's internal clock.
  • Jan 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    Very useful and powerful app! Only gets 4 stars though because it is tedious to modify patterns (i.e to change something at the beginning of a pattern, you have to delete the whole thing and completely reassemble it). Also, while 16 measures seems generous I feel limited by it. Some ideas to consider: -"Clear" button -"Undo" button -Some way to re-order entered measures (tap, hold, & drag?) -Some way to change the number of beats in a measure without deleting (scrub left/right?)
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By J. Marcus R.
    4.99 stars. The only small gripe is me wishing it would also display a little running timer for a quick easy reference. Other than that it's fantastic. Simple. Straight forward. Awesome and easy drop out feature that can be very helpful.
  • Jun 10, 2019

    By copper tin
    the only improvements I would suggest is to enter the bpm value from a dial pad as well. it is only available from the slider and the arrows and it's quite inconvenient. also it would be great if there was an option for 32nds (because of the fact that there is the option for 16nths septuplets and they are so close each other)
  • Dec 23, 2018

    By Wiatt C
    TL;DR-Love it, 4/5 because I can't make presets longer. Love this app for rhythm training. I'm in my Masters for tuba and I'm using this quite extensively for subdivision on Die Meistersinger and Prokofiev 5. Would be willing to pay more if I were able to make longer presets for beats - to use for the entirety of one excerpt where meters change often. I'd love to cue up Rite of Spring in this, but the presets are too short!!!
  • Feb 3, 2020

    By John Clay
    It does a good job of muting beats as it claims, and it is useful as a simple metronome. If it allowed dotted quarters, dotted haves, and the corresponding rests, it would be useful interpreting rhythms. Seems like an obvious extension. Am I missing something?
  • Good but Soft Oct 15, 2018

    By dcd.tpt
    Good app, but it needs to be able to get louder. It’s hard to hear when playing trumpet.
  • Jun 10, 2019

    By Dan Lo Fat
    June 9th all presets gone again Remember, in Oreo going forward, any data stored internally created by an app will be deleted upon uninstall of that app AND if updates are not handled properly (such aa when having the packager uninstall, then reinstall the updates version, rather than the Google-required side loading method!) So u side load, u dont uninstall/install new update? Your Pixel is Oreo or Pie? You dont offer a choice where we save presets, can you?
  • Love the random mute! May 8, 2020

    By Zaillee
    I love the random mute and would love to rate 5 stars. The one issue I have is that I can’t seem to delete beats once i’ve added them up top. Could be me just not seeing it but i’ve tried just about everything. I’ve resorted to uninstalling and reinstalling when I want to delete beats.
  • Feb 23, 2020

    By Jamie Colpean
    I bought it... and refunded it 2 minutes later.... why? Simple...I use a tablet and use it landscape not portrait and this app forces you portrait. Seems like a basic design oversight for am app that looked to have promise for me. Definitely disappointed. If changed them I will reconsider.t

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