Jazzier Suite, is a new project I am working on for the Nintendo DS. The program will aid musicians in improving their ability to recognise pitch, read music and to stabilise timing, as not to speed up or slow down whilst playing songs. There will also be a number of tools implemented to help aid in composition and performance. Some of these have already been implemented in the first release, such as, the delay calculator and tap tempo features on the metronome.
Instructions. (1. Metronome)
To find out the tempo of a track of music, constantly press the X button on the beat of the track. This is called Tap-Tempo and will set the metronome to the tempo of the track you are listening to. It also provides an average tempo (bpm) based on the accuracy of your tapping over a set time.
The delay times shown on the top of the screen can be entered into a guitar effects pedal or similar effects processor. I have included a few different beat times including dotted notes for more experimental delay times.
You can select 1 – 12 beats per bar.
Adjusting the tempo can be achieved in three ways:-
Tap Temp (X Button)
Tempo Meter (Red)
Fine Tune, left and right arrows next to the tempo
When tap-tempo is used, the metronome is stopped. I found it quit difficult to tap along to a track whilst the metronome was playing.
Hope you enjoy the software,
I have created another update for the notation trainer:-
The piano keys are now highlighted when you press them.
You can switch off/hide the sharps and flats on the key signatures, this will help you remember the sharps and flats without looking for guidance on the stave. Press X, to toggle them on and off.
note: this will only take effect on your next try.