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Learning To Use PolyNome
PolyNome is an extremely powerful app while, at the same time, being simple to use.
There is a lot of guidance built directly into PolyNome.
Everywhere you see an ⓘ you can tap it to learn more.
If you’re using PolyNome for the first time I highly recommend playing around with the built in Presets.
If you don’t see the Presets page you can swipe left, or tap the name at the top of the Metronome page to view it.
Tap a Preset to load it and play around with it.
The ⓘ button to the right of each Preset links to a video and web page explaining how the Preset was created.
Once you’ve watched these you’ll be on track to become a power PolyNome user!
Searchable User Guide
If you’re looking for a specific feature of PolyNome try searching at the top of this page. It will bring up all posts with your search terms.
A Work In Progress
I’m constantly working to improve PolyNome to make sure it’s the best metronome app available.
The user guide is therefore also a work in progress. I’m adding to it all the time.
The Main Screens
Let’s look at the basic screens in PolyNome. There are links under each heading that will take you to the relevant posts from the Searchable User Guide.
The Metronome screen is where you create the clicks and rhythms in PolyNome.
The loaded Preset (or Playlist item) is shown at the top of the page. You can tap it to show it in the Library.
The arrow button under Play will show you the Presets/Playlist page.
On the iPad the Library can be hidden using the same button.
The Presets page is where you’ll find the built in Presets and any Presets that you’ve created. This is the best place to begin if you’re using PolyNome for the first time.
Try tapping one of the items then swiping to go back to the Metronome screen (or tap the PolyNome icon in the top left).
You can then play the Preset to hear how it sound and change the settings to make it your own.
Tap the more info button to the right of each Preset row to learn how the Preset was created. In the process you’ll be learning a lot about how PolyNome works.
With the in-app Pro update you can use the full power of PolyNome Playlists.
A Playlist is a collection of Presets. There are many uses for Playlists most of which are explained in the “Playlists Introduction” playlist.
You can find out about all these features by tapping the more info button by each row.
The PolyNome menu is where you’ll find Preferences, Screen Lock, Messages, Tutorials and Help pages, Backup and more.
The Practice Log is another powerful feature of the in-app Pro upgrade.
Every time you play a Preset in PolyNome the date, time played and tempo are logged.
The Practice Log allows you to see all of these statistics and view charts to see what you’ve spent the most time on.
If you have any questions please check the FAQ. If your question isn’t answered you can post a comment there and I’ll get back to you asap.
Thanks for using PolyNome,