By Railroad Media, Inc
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Learn Your Drum Rudiments Faster
Gone are the days of spending hours upon hours playing the rudiments on your practice pad with little results. Rudiment King is the world’s first drumming app designed to help you quickly and easily learn the drum rudiments.
1. You can practice your drum rudiments, anytime and anywhere.
2. Your timing will improve as you set the tempo and tap to the beat.
3. You will find new ideas for inspiring your creativity on the kit.
4. You will be more motivated to play the drums daily.
5. You will naturally create better sounding beats and fills.
Rudiment King is a great way to improve the cognitive side of memorizing your rudiments (and actually having fun doing it), so you can be more prepared when you're ready to play on your practice pad or drums!
I really wanted to like this app, I love Drumeo but this app seems more like something you'd find for $.99 in some obscure corner of the app store. The controls aren't as responsive as they should be for flams and drags are a joke, you have to hold down and literally drag instead of playing a diddle. Worse still, this app is more a game than it is a learning tool. The 40 PAS rudiments can be found online for free, I really don't see a use for this app more than basic learning for kids. Jared is quickly losing his credibility with me with the products he advertises, the P4 pad was "ok" this app is not even that. Please consider an overhaul that includes audio recognition something like "impaktor" that can measure your stroke speed and track your progress, a work out type of program that has the Vic Firth/ Wooton 4 tier system for learning the rudiments and/or the vic firth quadrant system. Ways to work up to Diamond tempo in a progressive way would also be useful. Your site has tons of rudiment applications for the drumset, how about including some at least as sheet music? I've bought some unsatisfying apps before but never from a company I had so much respect for. I mean have you guys even checked out other apps for learning to play drums, please do that right away!
I hate to say this because I am a big fan of drumeo, but this app is without a doubt the worst way to teach percussionists rudiments. I understand the concept of this app is to keep drummers knowledgeable about rudiments, but every rudiment is written in quarter notes. That helps in no way because when the users of this app are confronted with a a rudiment written in its true form they will have no idea as to what it is due to the fact that they only know what a rudiment looks like if it is written out in quarter note fashion. Overall practicing rudiments should be stuck to the old fashion way, sitting down with your pad and sticks and hacking away. If you are in dire need of learning and comprehending rudiments then download the Vic Firth app. The app has play along and has the rudiments properly written out to truly teach users the right way. Hope this helps.
Rudimentary Rudiments GAME
Coming from Drumeo, I had high hopes for this app.
While it's a very nicely presented rudiment library, I can't really call it revolutionary or game-changing as the description would have you believe.
The truth is, this app suffers from the same problem I've seen with all the other drum apps on the App Store: they don't *listen*. Guitarists have Yousician, piano players have Piano Maestro... these apps listen to you play, and give instant feedback on timing and pitch.
Sadly, without this ability, this app is really just a reference with a game built-in. Sure, it will help me cognitively remember the rudiments and what they should sound like, but every drummer knows that drumming is not about thinking, it's about muscle memory and feel. I don't need to build rudiment muscle memory in my thumbs, I need it in my whole arm and hand, holding sticks and playing my practice pad or snare.
The app that can listen and give real-time feedback on my rudiment playing on a pad or drum will be the real revolutionary game-changer, and will get my five star vote.