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Drum Guru

By Iron Horse Entertainment Inc.

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Do you play drums, or want to? Drum Guru is an educational app for drummers of all ability levels - beginner to pro - which delivers the highest quality educational content from some of the world’s best known drummers. You will broaden your skills by learning new grooves, fills, and other concepts, taught in easily digestible, short lessons.

Winner of "Best App of the Year" from DRUM Magazine !

Drum Guru delivers drum lessons with high-quality video and audio, coupled with music notation and unique practice features so drummers can use the app in the practice room. These tutorials are grouped into “packs” that you can download from our catalog. Currently, we offer lessons from drumming legends such as Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Mike Portnoy, and Chad Smith, David Garibaldi, George "Spanky" McCurdy and Mike Manigini with more coming weekly.

• Drum lessons in all styles delivered by the expert Drum Guru team and the world’s best-known drum celebrities.
• High-quality videos demonstrating each lesson with a "half-speed" option to really see what is going on
• Lessons from Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Chad Smith, Mike Portnoy, and others!
• Music notation/transcription of each lesson that can be viewed while watching the video.
• Interactive practice mode, which plays back the notation, and can be started/stopped, practiced with or without a click, looped, and played back at different tempos for practice.
• Lessons divided into packs of 8-10 lessons each, categorized by ability level and style.
• All original content designed specifically for this app.

What's New in Version 2.1.1

Critical fixes for those folks who had problems updating last version. Please update

- Fixed: Corrupted packages when updating the app to 2.1 version.
- Fixed: Crash when buying/downloading new packages.
- Fixed: Cannot delete previously bought/downloaded packs.


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Customer Reviews

Painfully Slow install

It's not the download time, but install. Takes forever on iPhone 4S. No progress indicator to show you what's going on.

Installing sampler pack 2 just stayed on 'installing' for 12 minutes. Had to close the app and kill it from memory and try again.

Seems to be the same with classic rock fills pack 1. Also, and it mentions this in the 'how to use' section, you can only download one pack at a time. You cannot even queue them up. Make one purchase, install time 15 minutes, force quit, try again then buy next one.

You cannot queue up several purchases
There are no ratings or reviews visible on the packs
Each pack will run you $4-$5 bucks

There are online resources that are over all cheaper, I'd imagine because you aren't paying for the 'stars' to show you a groove/fill.
Interface seems amateur, sheet music is relatively small.
It does provide some great ideas, if you have the money, and the TIME.

Great content, poor technology

I've been using this app for a while and have purchased a handful of lesson packs. The content has been good and I love the tabs and practice functionality. I'm really frustrated with the software, however. The lessons become "corrupt" and it's a major hassle trying to get my lessons back. They won't delete like the instructions say so I've had to remove the entire app, reinstall, and then re-download everything. This is only a partial solution however because the downloads then hang up, freezing the entire app. Can we get a fix, please or I'll be moving on.

Really Great

This App is very useful. I put my iPad on a music stand next to my drum set and could play-along with the beats and fills being taught. The camera work is fantastic and it is very inspiring to see these drummers close up. My drumming felt like it was stuck in the same place and this has already got me practicing and I am excited to do it. I can't wait to get back to my drum set and play some more. Thank you Drum Guru !!!!!

Drum Guru
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2013
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • Size: 171 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Iron Horse Entertainment

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Aaron Spears: Beyond the Chops Pack 1$0.99
  2. George “Spanky” McCurdy Intermediate Fill Pack$3.99
  3. Beginner Rock GroovePack$2.99
  4. Beginner Rock Fill Pack1 $2.99
  5. Stanton Moore: Playing in Between the Cracks$0.99
  6. Mike Mangini: Odd Meters Pack$4.99
  7. Steve Gadd Pack 1 Rudiments Part 1$3.99
  8. Ultimate Hands Warm-Ups by Dennis DeLucia$2.99
  9. Mike Portnoy Influences Pack1 $3.99
  10. Aaron Spears: Beyond the Chops Pack 2$0.99

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