Your Windows Metronome for Musicians
“...their rise and fall incorporates a ‘gravity bounce’ that feels like having your own conductor to help you keep in time. ...”
Martin Walker, Sound On Sound Magazine - review »
Set almost any rhythm - simple, compound and odd time, also swing, drum, polyrhythms, additive...
Easy to set (unlimited range), with accelerating tempo, go silent briefly, & tap at tempo to set...
Hear the rhythm clearly, with accents, or separate instruments for every beat. Also chords, fractal tunes...
Like a conductor’s baton, the bounce visuals help you to play every note in time. Also a silent metronome...
Professional musicians are amazed by its advanced rhythm and tempo capabilities
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- You have a money-back guarantee: if it's not for you, return the unlock key within 60 days, and get a full refund.
Prices range from $9.99 for the Lite version (itself already a powerful metronome) to $29.99 for the Pro version with all the amazing rhythms and features. Buy FAQ
If money is short, no problem, you have discounts of 25% to 95% off for education, under 18, retired, unemployed, low income, or if from a country with incomes that are low when converted into US dollars.
As a guideline, the aim of the discounts is that nobody should be prevented from buying Bounce Metronome straight away, just because they are a bit hard up. So, it's "Trust the Shopper" - choose your discount level, and get it at that price immediately.
Paradiddle - one of the drum rudiments, here played with gradual tempo changes faster, then slower then faster again repeating Find out more »
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Can I run Bounce on my Computer / laptop / tablet / netbook?
If you can install normal desktop programs for Windows, you should be fine. It can run on XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and 8.1, but NOT Windows RT 8.1..
Bounce can't run on Windows RT 8 or 8.1 (which you get on some tablets) or Windows CE.
Also, it can't run on Android, or iPad Also won't run on iPhone, or Windows phone or other mobile devices.
Techy detail: the ARM processors on these devices can't run IBM x86 machine code, which is what Bounce is compiled into. So far, I've not heard of any way around that. It might however be able to run on Intel Macs under Wine some day, because they run x86 code like Linux machines (I hope to work on this in near future).
Please see the Mac, Mobile and Multi-Platfrom FAQs. where you can add your name to a mailing list to be notified of future developments.
These rare rhythms are a much desired feature of a metronome for Math Metal and composers who work with complex polymeters .Unlike normal polyrhythms, the measures as well as the beats differ in size. Played here with pitches based on the harmonic series
Do check out the awesome Video Resources if you can't run it on your computer. You'll find many videos to enjoy, for anyone interested in rhythms, or looking for interesting and challenging exercises for your metronome practise sessions. And many more videos on the youtube channel
Also, if you haven't seen it yet, do check out Many Ways to Use a Metronome - Techniques and Exercises to make Best Use of the Tool
Testimonials, reviews, discussions
“ It is quite simply the most remarkable software for rhythmic music study. Check out the enormous selection of Bounce Metronome demonstration videos which are educationally and artistically valuable on their own merit!...
Bounce Metronome is one of the most absolutely amazing and stunning music programs in existence.
It starts with a deceptively simple idea that is beyond compare: the very best visualization for rhythm ever. Add to this support for complete range of swing, accents, polyrhythms, additive rhythms, huge numbers of options to adjust every detail, and some incredible harmonic just intonation rhythmic fractal evolutionary craziness at the advanced level, and much more” (Aaron Wolf (guitar teacher))
Selection of a few of the videos in the Video Resources section of this website
Syncopated 4:3 type polyrhythms, as used in African music
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Polyrhythm 3:2 played as 2/6 : 3/4 - Challenging exercises to help you develop a steady beat and independence in all the parts
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Sorlo, a Funny Sorceror - bouncing in a 4/4 conducting pattern - see Sprites and special characters
The lovely pendulum waves, with all rhythms played on harmonics - Find out more »
Shuffle Feel Example - 2:1 ratio - Medium Swing (Jazz style) - see Swung notes
Hasegawa Tōhaku Pine Trees animation from Lissajous 3D, and Pygmies in the Jungle fractal tune in Tune Smithy - you get these fractal tunes as a free bonus feature when you buy Bounce Metronome Pro.
Golden Ratio Cello Tune Tuning: is Werckmeister III well temperament (from Bach's time) Instruments: orchestral harp, viola, cello and percussion - based on fibonacci rhythms which are highly structured but the structure is recursive not based on a regular measure size. Another example tune which comes with Tune Smithy
Endless movement for unaccompanied viola. The tuning is based on the septimal minor 7/6 and the pure justly tuned major 5/4. Tuning: is 1/1 7/6 3/2 2/1 5/4 4/3, continuing with repeat at the 4/3 as 4/3 14/9 2/1 8/3 5/3 16/9 56/27 8/3 32/9 20/9 64/27 ... Instrument: solo viola - another tune to show what you can do with Tune Smithy which you get as a bonus feature with Bounce Metronome Pro.
6/8 in two different tempi at once - new preset in Bounce Metronome
A triplet rhythm followed by a quintuplet rhythm - this is a recently added feature of Bounce Metronome, to play arbitrarily complex tuplets of all sorts.
Is your Tempo Steady? Plays 3/4, then silent., Are you still in the pocket when it returns? It is harder to do than it seems :) Find out more »
Nested tuplets - quintuplet and triplet inside a triplet - nested tuplets are a feature of music by Frank Zappa (his black page) and Brian Ferneyhough
Syncopated harmonic polyrhythms 8 : 5 as 3+2+3 : 3+2, shifted by fractional beats
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Symmetrical Massa Im Pippuo with go silent briefly - uses new option Compress tops of bounces towards section midpoint by - from recent blog post
4/4 - Highlight each beat - with new option to fade at the end of beat - from recent blog post
Wow Such Bounce! - Bouncing Doge, with Sleighbells, Santa, & Reindee & Cutie Bird bouncing in 3:4:5:23 polyrhythm - the Cutie Bird does the 23 beats to a measure, quietly for a light continuous sleighbell sound - recent blog post about new capabilities of Bounce Metronome