iPhone and iPads have opened to horizons for professional music players or music enthusiasts in general. Thankfully pursuing and learning musical instruments has become very easy now, especially drums. To learn drums earlier, you needed a huge drum set and lots of space in your home, but now there are numbers of drum apps available on App Store. Hence, we’ve curated some of the best iPhone and iPad apps to learn the drums.
I remember wanting to learn drums back in the day when I was a kid, but I can achieve that dream by using either of these apps. Use any of these 10 Drum apps or a combination of them to brush up and sharpen your drumming skills or be experimental and have fun. It’s all up to you now. Read on to discover the best iOS apps for Drummers.
10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps to Learn to Play the Drums
#1. We Drum
Playing Solo or want to Jam with your friends or want to go freestyle, take your pick and enjoy playing stimulating drums. You don’t need any previous drumming lessons, this free drumming app suits all kinds of drum skill levels, so if you are a novice, an intermediate or a pro-level player this iOS app is going to be a fun app for you.
You can play along with your favorite tunes with appropriate tips and hints, and the better you can play, the more you would score. The app also has a very realistic crowd cheer that will boost your confidence.
Become a professional drum player in no time with this free iOS Drum app. It has got a very simplistic and minimalistic interface for your ease. With various musical genres like rock, jazz, pop, metal, djembe, rock-hard, etc.
Already excelled all the drumming lessons? Start jamming with your friends and make killer tunes. You can save those tunes and share it with your friends. You can also switch between the types of drums, with some super HD sounds and very realistic feel of playing drums.
#3. 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.
#4. Songsterr Tabs & Chords
Featured amongst the ‘Best Apps for learning to Play Music‘ this App is undoubtedly an app for all the aspiring musicians and drummers out there. Although it is not solely dedicated to drummers, but it is one also of the best iOS apps to learn to play the drums.
Songsterr comes with a massive catalog of over 500k Drum Tabs and best transcription quality (just one version tab per song). It has a solo mode as well as a multi-instrument mode to play alone or jam with your friends. Learn the coolest tricks with this app and flaunt it with pride.
#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.
#6. Drums with Beats
Turn your room into a rock concert with this free drums app on the iPhone. If you have ever wished to play in a rock band, then this is your chance to do so, install this app and become a rockstar. Or if you are already one then brush up your drumming.
Press the drums harder for louder beats and lightly for soft beats. You can also switch back and forth between traditional snare drum or sidekick technique for a jazzy effect. It also comes with a full-blown drum kit, including drums, cymbals, and cowbell.
#7. Amazing Slow Downer
So if you are a musician and you like to learn the tunes and techniques of new songs by listening to them over and over again, then this is the perfect App for you. This drumming app lets you slow down a melody so that you can learn the techniques used in a particular song.
This app is not just meant for Drummers or Musicians, but it is a perfect app for dancers and transcribers as well. The app supports streaming playback from Spotify and Apple; you can also create loops by taping on the ‘Set’ buttons while the music is playing.
#8. Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer
Are you bad at sight-reading while you play drums and you want to improve it? Quickly learn and improve your sight reading skills with this free drum learning app. With many advanced features, you can practice and sharpen your skills anytime, anywhere.
The app has more than 200 fixed exercises to help you in becoming a pro with exercises like rests, ties, syncopations, duplets, triplets, quadruplets, etc. Apart from that, there are thousands of other random exercises as well, so yeah this is a must-have app for anyone who desires to learn playing drums.
#9. Groove Freedom
Taking inspiration and content from Mike Johnston’s book Groove Freedom, this app has a radically new approach to help drummers develop independent drumming techniques. With challenging patens and extensive exercises, this app is undoubtedly going to add another feather in all the drummers’ hats.
Groove Freedom comes with 150 lessons with 28 different exercises in each of those lessons. The lessons have been segregated in 4 chapters namely Bass Drum Freedom, Snare Drum Freedom, World Grove Oscillations and 32nd Note Grooves. Follow these lessons and ace your drumming techniques.
#10. Learn How to Play Drums
If you are someone looking forward to learning basic drumming concepts, then this app should be your pick. Learn to play Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin Music, Fusion in just a couple of lessons and become a pro drummer.
This fantastic app to learn playing drums shows you an animation to guide you how exactly you are supposed to play that particular part of your drums. It also has animations to teach you how to read music while you are playing. The app also has a newly added section ‘Drum Set Notes’ that will show you how to write notes on a music sheet.
Over to you
Well, we have reached to the very end of this post, but I won’t let you go just yet, I want to know which amongst these would be your go-to App if you are a drummer or you aspire to be one. Let me know in the comments below and win a chance to get a shout-out from us on our Social Media Handles.
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