Best Drum Learning Apps

Best Drum Learning Apps

Learning to play the drums makes an impressive impact on your skills of rhythm and timing. As an artist, keeping up the right tempo and maintaining an internal clock is a necessary talent. You can acquire this skill by learning to play on a real drum kit through consistent practice.

Now many drumming apps available are marketed towards non-drummers and kids. How many of these apps are actually useful?

Here is the list of apps for drummers to learn to play the drums on their phone or tablets.

1. Drumeo

If you’re a drummer and haven’t heard of the learning platform Drumeo, you must be living under a rock. Drumeo is by far the biggest and best online lesson platform available to drummers, both new and experienced.

The Edge learning system features a step-by-step learning curriculum that includes 1,000+ songs and practice tools. Live support is also provided by some of our favorite drum heros. As I write this, legendary Drum Corps percussionist John Wooton is live and interacting in a members only format.

The Drumeo app syncs with the web version, allowing you to complete lessons either with your computer or your mobile device. If you’re just starting out on the drums and want a little structured guidance to learning, I can’t recommend the app more. It is a rather hefty annual subscription cost ($290/yr), but if you’re serious, you won’t find anything better online.

Drumeo is the best online drum lesson platform offering a step-by-step curriculum taught by drum legends.

Devices: iOS, Android

2. Learn Drums

You can learn to play drums and check out easy lessons on famous drum songs in this app. The app offers many playing styles for different drum types that you can explore.

Users can study their full kit and tuner carefully. Each drum set piece is crucial and serves a different purpose. Rock music isn't really rocking if you don't jam along with the beats. Feel free to jam practice on the tom-toms, cymbals, and foot drum on a classic drum set.

Devices: Android

3. Loopz - Best Drum Loops

Loopz is a powerful and easy to use drum machine and metronome. It plays drum loops and you can jam along. 

An intelligently designed drum engine let's you change the speed / BPM of each groove. This makes practicing even more fun.

Users can play along and improve their timing. Loopz can also help you write your own song: who has ever written a hit without a nice rhythm behind it. You can filter beats in your desired style of music, BPM and time signature. From a heavy rock song, to a raw blues rhythm and old school hip-hop to smooth jazz: everything is possible.

Devices: iOS, Android

4. Drumeo Kids

Drumeo Kids, as the name implies, is an app perfect for introducing young ones to the world of drumming through entertaining shows. Drumeo Edge members have full access to Kids, so if you’re already a member, you’re all set.

Any parents reading - I assume a lot of you want to teach your children how to play the drums. This app provides a perfect way to get them excited about music and drumming in addition to your instruction.

Each video episode highlights a different genre of music - everything from hip hop to reggae, disco, rock, salsa, funk, and more.

Devices: iOS, Android

5. Drum pad Machine

If you are already a drummer and wish to produce or create your music than Drum Pad Machine is a perfect choice. This app is specially made for people who want to create their unique beats and tracks.

Use drums, pianos, and other instruments to create sound effects in your track. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to create tracks or beats because the app also has a detailed tour and tutorial on using it optimally. And if you get stuck while making your beat, then get inspired by audio samples created by other professional players and musicians.

Devices: iOS, Android

6. DrumKnee 3D Drums

DrumKnee 3D Drums is one of the most realistic drum kit app available on the App Store. To give you that real drum playing experience, you could play the kick drum with your foot. Yup, you read it right I am not kidding, adjust your iPad or iPhone on your knee, and do the kicking movement. It works, but you could always play it with just your fingers as well.

You could also connect external pedals via Bluetooth to have that real drum set feel. The app has a fantastic sound quality and is the best app to practice drums for drummers on the go.

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