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Play, then Go SILENT at bars: (check box) - Is your TEMPO STEADY? Metronome PLAYS, then goes SILENT. You continue to play through the silences. Are you in time when it returns? Configured in Go SILENT Briefly (Ctrl + 260)Always Hide Bounce when Silent (check box) - .Unselect this if you want to show the Bounce sometimes when the rhythm is silient (or vice versa). Shows an option to hide the Bounce for selected bars.Enter number of bars to play, then number to be silent for, alternating (editable) - You can enter more than two numbers e.g. 1, (3), 2, (4) to play for 1 bar, silent for 3, play for 2, silent for 4. You can also set each of the parts in the rhythm to go silent at different bars - and use fractional bars ...Take account of different bar sizes for polymeters and polyrhytnic bars (check box) - Useful for polymeters or polyrhythms with different length bars in each of the parts...Hide Bounce for selected bars (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Enter number of bars to show, bounce for, then number to hide for, alternating (editable) - You can enter more than two numbers e.g. 1, 3, 2, 4 to show for 1 bar, hide for 3, show for 2, silent for 4. You can also hide at different places in each part...Tool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2Fractal Tunes Dialog Star - Tip of the day - Fractal Tunes category - right click for neighbouring windows...PLAY Sound (button) - Click here to Play or Stop Keyboard shortcut: RETURN If out of sync, ADJUST SYNC...Pause (button) - Click here to Pause or ContinueVolume - Set master volume for Bounce Metronome. Part controls etc. also affect the volumePlay bouncing Balls (button) - Click to animate or halt BOUNCE...Fade in for (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Fade in for (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Fade out from (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Fade out from (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Visual fade in (size) (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Visual fade in (size) (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Visual fade out from (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Visual fade out from (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)STOP PLAY automatically after (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)STOP PLAY automatically after (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Show silenced bars in brackets (check box) - This makes it easier to see which are the silenced bars in complex patterns of silenced and played beats - also used for the hidden bars.Go silent randomly (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Go silent randomly (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Hide Bounce randomly (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Hide Bounce randomly (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Always Hide Bounce randomly when Silent randomly (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Mac's Decreasing Click (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Default - Play for 2, Silent for 2 (button) - (no tooltip help yet)
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Go SILENT Briefly

Is your TEMPO STEADY?

Metronome PLAYS, then goes SILENT.

You continue to play through the silences. Are you in time when it returns?

This exercise is great for encouraging your ability to keep a steady tempo and to help with precision of timing. Can help you learn to develop your innner sense of rhythm, and to play at a steady tempo without a metronome.

It is harder to do than it seems :)

For help with this see the

http://robertinventor.com/bmwiki/The_Vanishing_Metronome_Click_-_Burying_the_Click

If you want an even more challenging exercise, see Mac's Dminishing Click in Automatic Tempo and Rhythm Changes (Ctrl + 245). Or for a less challenging exercise, the Decreasing click - preset with the clicks fading out but never quite vanishing, for four bars at a time.

Configured in PLAY then SILENT for Measures (Ctrl + 260)

You enter the numbers of bars to play and to be silent for in PLAY then SILENT for Measures (Ctrl + 260). You can also hide the bouncing balls independently of the sound.

For rhythms with several parts, such as polyrhythms - then optionally, you can set it to go silent at different times in each part - so that sometimes one rhythm plays, sometimes the other, sometimes both, and sometimes neither.

WHAT YOU DO

Continue to play when the sound stops. When the sound comes back again see how close you are to the metronome click.

The bouncing balls help as an extra cue - so you can try it with the bouncing balls continuing through the silence, or switched off as well.

PLAY IN THE POCKET

When you practise with the metronome it helps to play exactly in time with the beat, so you "bury the click". This helps with timing precision. (You can also try playing ahead or behind the beat).

Are you so exactly in time that you "bury the beat" right away on the first click after the silence?

Try longer and longer silences and see if you are still in the pocket at the end.

FIND OUT MORE

For more about it, and more exercises like this, try Mac Santiago's book "Beyond the Metronome"

http://www.inchronicity.com/

See also

http://robertinventor.com/bmwiki/The_Vanishing_Metronome_Click_-_Burying_the_Click

Bounce videos

http://www.bouncemetronome.com/video-resources/video-resources/how-steady-your-tempo

Play, then Go SILENT at bars: (check box) (Alt + S)

Is your TEMPO STEADY?

Metronome PLAYS, then goes SILENT.

You continue to play through the silences. Are you in time when it returns?

Configured in PLAY then SILENT for Measures (Ctrl + 260)

This exercise is great for encouraging your ability to keep a steady tempo and to help with precision of timing. Can help you learn to develop your innner sense of rhythm, and to play at a steady tempo without a metronome.

It is harder to do than it seems :)

For help with this see the

http://robertinventor.com/bmwiki/The_Vanishing_Metronome_Click_-_Burying_the_Click

If you want an even more challenging exercise, see Mac's Dminishing Click in Automatic Tempo and Rhythm Changes (Ctrl + 245). Or for a less challenging exercise, the Decreasing click - preset with the clicks fading out but never quite vanishing, for four bars at a time.

Configured in PLAY then SILENT for Measures (Ctrl + 260)

You enter the numbers of bars to play and to be silent for in PLAY then SILENT for Measures (Ctrl + 260). You can also hide the bouncing balls independently of the sound.

For rhythms with several parts, such as polyrhythms - then optionally, you can set it to go silent at different times in each part - so that sometimes one rhythm plays, sometimes the other, sometimes both, and sometimes neither.

WHAT YOU DO

Continue to play when the sound stops. When the sound comes back again see how close you are to the metronome click.

The bouncing balls help as an extra cue - so you can try it with the bouncing balls continuing through the silence, or switched off as well.

PLAY IN THE POCKET

When you practise with the metronome it helps to play exactly in time with the beat, so you "bury the click". This helps with timing precision. (You can also try playing ahead or behind the beat).

Are you so exactly in time that you "bury the beat" right away on the first click after the silence?

Try longer and longer silences and see if you are still in the pocket at the end.

FIND OUT MORE

For more about it, and more exercises like this, try Mac Santiago's book "Beyond the Metronome"

http://www.inchronicity.com/

See also

http://robertinventor.com/bmwiki/The_Vanishing_Metronome_Click_-_Burying_the_Click

Bounce videos

http://www.bouncemetronome.com/video-resources/video-resources/how-steady-your-tempo

Always Hide Bounce when Silent (check box)

.Unselect this if you want to show the Bounce sometimes when the rhythm is silient (or vice versa). Shows an option to hide the Bounce for selected bars.

Enter number of bars to play, then number to be silent for, alternating (editable) (Alt + N)

You can enter more than two numbers e.g. 1, (3), 2, (4) to play for 1 bar, silent for 3, play for 2, silent for 4. You can also set each of the parts in the rhythm to go silent at different bars - and use fractional bars ...

Repeats your sequence of bars endlessly for as long as you let the metronome play.

Enter the number of bars to play, then number to stay silent for, alternating.

By default shows silenced bars in brackets. You don't have to put in the brackets when entering the numbers.

DEPENDS ON PART

You can set the numbers differently for each part. Example:

Part 1, 2, 2,

Part 2, 1, 1,

Part 3, 4, 4,

Then part 1 will go silent and then play for every 2 bars. Part 2 will go silent and play every bar, and part 3 go silent and play every 4 bars.

If you specify a part - then the numbers only apply to that part and to none of the other parts.

Example:

Part 1: 2, 2

Then only Part 1 goes silent briefly; the other parts play normally.

FRACTIONAL BARS

You can set it to go silent for a fraction of a bar, example:

0.5 1.5

Plays half a bar, then silent for one and a half bars etc. (BTW you can enter it as 1/2 3/2 instead if you prefer, any formula can be used here indeed, as with most of the number fields in Bounce metronome)

The values there for all the played and silent bars in your sequence don't have to add up to a whole number

So example

0.5 2

Plays for half a bar, goes silent for two bars (i..e. to half way through the third measure) then plays for half a bar (this time it's the second half of the third bar that gets played) and so on.

Even

0.5 g

or

0.5 pi

to play for half a bar, with the half bar chosen to get played drifting through the bar as time goes on.

All of this can be combined with the other options so example:

Part 1: 0.5 PI

Part 2: 0.5 g

Then Part 1 plays for half a bar then goes silent for PI bars (i.e.. for 3.14159... measures)

Part 2 playes for half a bar, then silent for g bars (golden ratio, so for 1.618... measures).

NOTE ABOUT HOW BOUNCE METRONOME HANDLES EXPRESSIONS LIKE PI AND G HERE

This is a minor detail which might puzzle some users. So explaining it just in case you are puzzled by it.

If you close this window and show it again then you will see that your g and PI get changed to the decimal expansion for these numbers like this:

Part 1: 0.5 1.618

Part 2: 0.5 3.142

Typically it shows 3 decimal places but you can change this, by adjusting the max digits after the decimal point in Scale Notation and Number Options (Ctrl + 18) to show it as

Part 1: 0.5 1.6180339887

Part 2: 0.5 3.1415926536

Even when just three decimal places are shown, internally it is stored as the full precision value for PI or g, until you edit the text.

When you adjust the max digits after the decimal point in EXPORT ANIMATION, or Print or Copy (Ctrl + 234), this changes the level of precision used to display most numbers throughout Bounce metronome.

Take account of different bar sizes for polymeters and polyrhytnic bars (check box)

Useful for polymeters or polyrhythms with different length bars in each of the parts...

You only notice a difference with polymeters like 3/8 : 2/4, or polyrhythms like 4/4 : 4/3 with the bars also polyrhythmic.

When this option is switched ON, goes silent or plays again at the start of the bar for each part. The sound goes on and off independently in each part.

When unselected goes silent or plays in time with the main bar beat only. The sound goes on and off for all the parts simultaneously.

Hide Bounce for selected bars (check box) (Alt + H)

Enter number of bars to show, bounce for, then number to hide for, alternating (editable)

You can enter more than two numbers e.g. 1, 3, 2, 4 to show for 1 bar, hide for 3, show for 2, silent for 4. You can also hide at different places in each part...

Repeats your sequence of bars endlessly for as long as you let the metronome play.

DEPENDS ON PART

You can set the numbers differently for each part. Example:

Part 1, 2, 2,

Part 2, 1, 1,

Part 3, 4, 4,

Then part 1 will hide and how every 2 bars. Part 2 will hide and show every bar, and part 3 hide and how every 4 bars.

Doesn't make any difference to the other parts. So you can also do

Part 1 2, 2

Then only Part 1 hides and shows; the other parts continue normally.

FRACTIONAL BARS

You can set it to hide for a fraction of a bar, example:

0.5 1.5

Shows half a bar, then hides for one and a half bars etc.

The values there for all the played and silent bars in your sequence don't have to add up to a whole number

So example

0.5 2

Shows for half a bar, hides for two bars (i..e. to half way through the third measure) then shows for half a bar (this time it's the second half of the third bar thavt gets shown) and so on.

Even

0.5 g

or

0.5 pi

to show for half a bar, with the half bar chosen to get played drifting through the bar as time goes on.

All of this can be combined with the other options so example:

Part 1 0.5 pi

Part 2 0.5 g

Then Part 1 shows for half a bar then hides for PI bars (i.e.. for 3.14159... measures)

Part 2 shows for half a bar, then hidesfor g bars (golden ratio, so for 1.618... measures).

Show silenced bars in brackets (check box)

This makes it easier to see which are the silenced bars in complex patterns of silenced and played beats - also used for the hidden bars.

Hide Bounce randomly (check box) (Alt + H)

Hide Bounce randomly (editable) (Alt + H)

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