Blind Musician's Metronome
What is it?
A metronome for blind musicians who use a screen reader to read the screen.
What can you do?
You can play all the rhythms of Bounce Metronome Pro and apply all the same sound effects.
It has text versions of all the important graphics in the program, for instance to adjust timing of individual beats in the rhythm etc.
Has convenient keyboard methods for adjusting all the parameters. For example, with Page up and Page down, or Ctrl + Page up and Page down you can adjust any number in the program upwards or downwards with a single key press.
Also quick keyboard shortcuts for the most important controls in each window.
Leaves out the bounce visuals of course. But it does have an experimental "Pitch Bounces" feature which creatse a similar effect in sound.
Where is it?
Where do I find it in Bounce Metronome:
Get the program from the download page.
After you install it, it should start up as the blind musician's metronome straight away - it will do that automatically if you have a screenreader installed.
If that doesn't work for whatever reason, just click on the first button in the main window to set it up.
This is a button which is almost invisible to sighted users but it's the first thing you notice if you visit the sighted user's version of the program with a screen reader.
You can buy it right away
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With discounts for education, under 18, retired, unemployed, or if your income is very low when it is converted into US dollars.
Or download your free test drive, and free taster, yours to keep
Mac and other users - please see the Mac, Mobile and Multi-Platform FAQs.Back to tabs menu
Here are some of the rhythms it can play:
Odd time signatures and additive rhythms
Cycles of Polyrhythms
5/4 with 3/4 then 7/4 with 3/4 polyrhythmic additive rhythm - (midi)
3/4 with 2/4 then 4/4 with 3/4 polyrhythmic additive rhythm - (midi) - [mp3 4 mins] - (midi 4 mins)
3/4 with 2/4 then 3/4 with 4/4 - (midi) - [mp3 4 mins] - (midi 4 mins)
More audio clips here: Audio clips of time signatures, additive rhythms and polyrhythmsBack to tabs menu
For the future
Do contact me if especially keen to see these features programmed.
Speak numbers out loud
For sighted users, there are options to show the balls bouncing as bouncing beat numbers in various counting systems.
So the obvious thing is to make it a speaking metronome for blind musicians, to count out the rhythm. I know how to do that and plan to program it when I get the time.Back to tabs menu