Time Guru Metronome
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Guitar Player Magazine says: "This ingenious super metronome was developed by funky-as-hell Sco sideman Avi Bortnick. It will leave out beats randomly to force you to strengthen your own inner time-keeping muscles, and it has other cool features for odd meters, drum machine-style patterns, and more... this is an awesome learning, grooving, solidifying tool."

Strengthen your inner sense of rhythm! Time Guru is the only metronome with the ability to mute its sound at random, in sequenced patterns, or both, so that you can assess whether you tend to rush or drag or loose your place with odd meters. Time Guru can periodically leave you on your own so that you strengthen your own internal sense of time, rather than relying on the constant, rigid, external time keeping of a metronome. It's like training wheels that sometimes come up off the ground.

Time Guru also features:
-the ability to play in different time signatures or sequences of time signatures
-create rhythmic drum-machine like patterns
-save presets for tempo, meter, sound and muting-
-35 loud sound sets;
-Human or robot voice counting in English, Chinese, French, German or Russian - great for teaching!
-tap tempo (5 to 300 BPM range)
-super accurate, rock-solid timing via a customized audio engine.

And of course it can function as a normal metronome.

NoTreble.com says: "I love the aesthetic and layout of Time Guru. It’s very simple and elegant. Time Guru also offers ability to set randomness of your subdivisions (great for testing your internal clock)….There is one thing that Time Guru does that I absolutely love, and for which, this app will always live on my iPhone – at the top of the screen, you will see a series of numbers (1-7). When you press a number, it is set first in a sequence and you can choose a subdivision that will then repeat that number of times (or set it to rest that number of times). Sound confusing? It isn’t, because the layout is so simple. Every time you press a new number, it is set next in the sequence and you choose your continue to choose your subdivisions."
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4.51 out of 5

358 ratings in United States

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Absolutely perfect

RandalHu on

I learned about this metronome through the bulletproof musician podcast, which offers all kinds of great advice for musicians. This is just what I needed, because I need to use the Metronome but I don’t want to get too dependent on it, and this forces me to internalize the bait, while intermittently checking up on my accuracy.

A headache!

davidp158 on

I wish there was a video demo showing how to program this. It’s power is completely lost in the convoluted interface.


sirilu on

Good app made for iphone 5

Great metronome

CG7283959273hgjudfs on

Great metronome with important features. Only complaint is that on iPhone while the metronome is running, the phone doesn’t recognize it as active and the screen turns off. I can’t see it throughout a practice run and have to re-unlock my phone to look at it again.

Great Metronome App!!

bmacmixer on

I have had this for a few years now and it’s my favorite metronome app and I use it often. Excellent!

Visually not clear

RottiWeiller on

Please don’t use brown color. Too dark cannot read menu written on it. Dont want to struggle to use. Please consider people have different visual abilities

In app Volume Control

Nickname0000000000100000 on

Great app, used it since undergrad. An in app volume slider would be appreciated.

Time Guru

NicknamerevKon on

I’ve use another metronome apps. They all seemed to have flaws and get buried in my other apps to be long forgotten. Time guru is basic or as complex as you can make it. Does the job for me! Thanks

Great app but could be more user friendly

nOoMeLoDy on

This app solves issues no other one does that I’m aware of so it is indispensable in that regard and for that I will give it 5 stars but I hope the developers will provide more of a help section or supply the app with some optional basic preset profiles to start someone off. If you already are someone that tinkers with things without manuals, you’ll find your way around quickly. Mainly writing this for those a bit less tech savvy out there. Intuitiveness of app can be improved but app is definitely great and after you figure it out, extremely nice.

Great app

jonahspear512 on

Works well. I wish there was a way to mute a whole measure at a time.

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App Info

Avi Bortnick
Recent version
4.5.3 (5 years ago )
Released on
Mar 17, 2011 (13 years ago )
Last updated
6 days ago