Oxford, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 16, 2009 -- You can use Bounce Metronome for anything from a basic steady metronome tick all the way up to the most complex rhythms. That includes rhythms with swing, dance rhythms, polyrhythms and additive rhythms. The new innovative gravity bounce helps you to play along with the metronome for even the most complex rhythms with swing, syncopation and so on.
"It's almost like having your own personal conductor for your practice session"
Most metronomes can only play rhythms with a steady beat. Also though they may have moving lights or other visuals, it is impossible to work with them entirely visually - the visuals don't indicate the moment of the tick precisely. They give some indication of the moment of the tick, but not with the precision of, say, a conductor's baton.
Bounce Metronome overcomes this limitation with its innovative Gravity Bounce visuals. This is a technique that was used in early movies when a bouncing ball bounced on the lyrics to help the audience to sing along with the movie.
The reason this works is that it is very easy to anticipate the moment when a bouncing ball will hit the ground - and sing, play or clap exactly in time with the beats. Conductors use the same technique - they often bounce the baton off an "invisible plane" which makes it easy for the orchestra to anticipate the exact moment of the beat so that they can play along in time.
The result is that you can play exactly in time with the metronome purely visually even without the tick. In fact you can switch off the sound for Bounce Metronome and still use it for practice - which can be useful on occasion.
With this innovation it becomes much easier to practise rhythms with swing and irregular beats as you can anticipate the exact moment of the next beat visually. With this innovation it becomes much easier to practise rhythms with swing and irregular beats. The gravity bounce visuals help you to anticipate the exact moment of the next beat.
That's why it is almost like having your own personal conductor to help you keep in time.
To get the program, visit bouncemetronome.com