Helsinki, Finland – Sibelius Academy today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Tempo Primer LE 1.1, its revolutionary music app which helps musicians master the instrument. Where most metronome applications show only a certain tempo independent of what is being played, Tempo Primer LE teaches to understand timing in music. The basic functionality of the app is that of a regular metronome – user can set up the tempo choosing from seven different types of beat patterns and six different metronome sounds. It also includes the most common time signatures.

The most important feature is the possibility to record one’s own playing and graphically compare the music waveform with the selected tempo. Moreover, Tempo Primer LE also makes it possible to speed up and slow down the tempo – after the recording, with the recorded music! It’s not like fast forwarding a cassette tape where the sound gets higher. The pitch stays the same regardless whether you speed up or slow down the tempo.

Tempo Primer LE gives users an opportunity to analyze the recorded music. This makes the app unique on so many levels. And it is great for any musical instrument!

“We have been pushing to develop something innovative, something that would truly help the common user or a devoted musician to fulfill their potential. I think Tempo Primer LE really stands out as a tool that can take a person’s understanding of timing in music to another level”, commented Matti Jordman, Project Manager at Sibelius Academy.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* Size: 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tempo Primer LE 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

Sibelius Academy
Tempo Primer LE 1.1
Purchase and Download
YouTube Video
Press Kit (zip)

The Sibelius Academy is the only music university in Finland and one of the biggest in Europe. In addition to providing the highest education in the field of music, it engages in performance and creative art and research and is committed to the fostering and renewing Finland’s musical culture and cultural heritage. It also seeks active collaboration with Finnish society and participates in the development of culture. Copyright (C) 2012 The Sibelius Academy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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