Metronome Plus

The iTunes App Store has many metronomes, but until now I have not seen one that I think is really helpful for piano teachers and students. Recently I was introduced to Metronome Plus, and this elegantly designed iPhone metronome is the best I’ve seen. 

A metronome for educational use should be as easy to use as a conventional one. Metronome Plus accomplishes this with a clean, large interface. There are no messy, confusing buttons, and I don’t have to worry about the student waiting patiently while I try to remember how to set it.

The tempo can be changed by touching the large plus and minus signs, or by swiping to the left or right.  An animated graphic swings back and forth helping students stay on the beat. Swipe down from the top and the rest of the settings pop up.  There are just enough settings to be helpful, but not too many to make it hard to use. They are intuitive and can be changed with a touch  Accents, subdivisions, and different sounds can be added if you wish or deselected easily with a touch.  

Previously when I tried an iPhone metronome it was too soft to hear over my students’ playing.  This made me wonder if it was possible to have one that was loud enough for the piano. This metronome  is, and if you want it louder you can add accents to every beat.

Metronome Plus sells for 99 cents in the iTunes app store. I can tell a lot of work went into making it visually appealing and useful. This is the metronome I recommend to students who have an iPhone.  If you have given up hope for an excellent  iPhone  metronome, I suggest you try this one!

Full disclosure: As a piano resource blogger I was gifted this app by the developer.  I receive no compensation for my reviews.

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4 thoughts to “Metronome Plus – an iPhone app review

  • Haley

    Thank you so much! I have been looking for something like this. I can’t thank you enough for all of the help you have been.

  • Metronome Plus

    Metronome Plus developer here. Thanks for the great review- it’s always great to get feedback about the app. We spent a lot of time getting the sounds right so I’m glad to hear that they are serving their purpose well.

    Just FYI we have some new features in the works already. Tap tempo has been most requested and will be in our next update.

    Any questions or comments don’t hesitate to comment here or contact us at:

    dynamicappdesign@gmail.com

    Best,

    Joe

    Dynamic App Design

  • Joan Sander

    Thank-you! I have tried several metronone apps, and had just about given up on finding a really useful one. I really like the clean interface on this one, and it does seem louder than the others somehow. I am giving my students a list of useful apps and websites in my year-end newsletter, and this review came just in time!

    • susanparadis

      If you highlight accents on each beat, it is even louder. Try it!

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