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Bach Rhythmic Studies

iPhone / iPad
  • Music
  • Education
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Practice and learn rhythms by playing Bach Motives, Subjects, Phrases and Songs.
Bach Rhythmic Studies uses iCore Motion technology to turn your iPhone into a musical instrument.
Every rhythmic exercises is linked to a Bach composition and targets a specific rhythmic concept. Your iPhone will respond to your rhythmic performance in real-time by playing a motive, subject, phrase or song by Bach.

You play by shaking your iPhone as if it were a Bell (a Tap button is also included as an alternative way of playing.) At the end of every exercise you will receive a performance Report with your Tempo Deviation, Mistakes and Rhythmic Accuracy.

Exercises are organized in:
Motives - short 1-bar musical ideas by Bach in sequence of 4 measures long
Subjects - medium length musical subjects by Bach
Phrases - longer musical ideas from well-known Bach pieces
Sections/Songs - complete sections and/or songs by Bach.

A complete eBook with all the exercises is included and may be printed from within the app (individually or all together). The eBook is also available as a free download so you can open it in your computer or tablet at

The app includes a metronome and a play button which you can use to play the current exercise.