"If you’re looking for a great resource to develop and maintain your beat vocabulary and rudimental proficiency, this is a great place to start." - Modern Drummer

Take theDrumDictionary for a test run with this free version. theDrumDictionary is a great reference tool for drummers of any age or experience. With this free version, you get ALL 40 standard snare drum rudiments as well as a sampling of the drum set beats that are included with theDrumDictionary full version. Each entry includes example audio and notation, as well as a short description with practice tips.

Perfect for beginners who want a way to learn the basics as well as a quick reference even for an experienced player.

theDrumDictionary is also great for non-drummers who are interested in knowing a little about drums: band leaders who want to communicate better with their drummer, musicians who want to program realistic drum parts in their songs, and the list goes on...

Paid version includes over 100 beats in a wider variety of styles, adjustable tempo with built-in metronome, as well as custom lists and practice tracking.

What's New

Version 2.1

• Support for iOS 10 and 64 bit devices
• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Wimmmmmm ,

Very good - but needs fundamental expandability

Hi, I like th eidea& & execution of the app very well.

But most complaints/desires for features evolve around 2 topics: more beats & an adjustable metronome.

More beats: please allow us to insert our own beats. That will keep the pressure off off your shoulders to come up with more beats every month or so.
In a bonus style, we could share our beats, vote for them & you have a community generating massive amounts of beats without your input (Yes, I understand that needs quite a bit of development as well)

The metronome: very much desired feature!! If implemented, please just speed up the tempo of the sounds, without changing the pitch of it.

When any of these two features get implemented, I'll buy the full version pronto!

B1709 ,

Great App

TDD is a great Drum Application. It is perfect for drummers like myself who have always played by ear and those who must learn essentials to advance their chops. The App is easy to use, clear, and includes sheet music that is not overwhelming. Fantastic.

Slykryk ,

Extremely Rich,Buddy

Wonderful content, useful examples. Well thought out easy to understand and easy to use. Worth the price of admission, for sure.


Ryan Dillon
34.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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