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Presented by the world's largest manufacturer of sticks and mallets, the Vic Firth mobile app is your passport to the ever-growing library of detailed product information, educational tools, and jaw-dropping interviews and performances from the world's finest drummers and percussionists!
Best of all, the Vic Firth mobile app is completely FREE!
After downloading the app, you will have access to all of the FREE Vic Firth mobile publications, with new issues appearing automatically in the library as they become available.
FEATURED IN THE FIRST ISSUE:
40 Essential Snare Drum Rudiments
A mobile version of Vic Firth's popular practice tool for drummers of all skill levels! This issue includes play along tracks for each of the 40 Essential Rudiments in 5 graduated levels, making it easy to track your progress from the very beginning (Bronze) to the highest level (Diamond). The rudiment issue also includes easy access to a "breakdown" playlist of each rudiment performed from slow, to fast, to slow.
If you're learning the rudiments, you'll have instant access to video lessons and breakdowns by Dr. John Wooton (one of the world's leading experts on the rudiments) as well as practice tips from some of the top Vic Firth Education Team members.
Alongside the rudiments, you'll also get a healthy dose of inspiration! Throughout this issue, we've highlighted inspirational performances by some of the world's top players, including Steve Gadd, Jojo Mayer, Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Carter Beauford, Thomas Lang, Tony Royster, Jr., Keith Carlock, Carolina Crown, The Cadets and the Madison Scouts — JUST TO NAME A FEW!
If you want to learn the rudiments and develop your drumming skills, there is no better training tool than this FREE resource!
Uniquely optimized for iPhone AND iPad for the best possible viewing experience!
What's New in Version 1.1
Optimized for iOS 8+
Great free app
Highly recommend, I'm using it on a iPhone iOS 9.0.2 and it works seamlessly. The app can be a little over whelming with clutter at first but once you learn how to navigate through it , it's easy to figure out. I highly recommend playing along with the rudiments/metronome feature. This is a great free app. I only wish I had this technology when I started playing drums 18yrs ago.
Great Tool with some bugs
The play alongs and explanations are fantastic and extremely helpful but the table of contents is bugged and non-functioning as it is stuck in the message telling me to rotate/tilt my screen. It doesn't matter which direction I rotate my screen or how many times I change it, it won't allow me to use the table of contents which is a large inconvenience for having to scroll through each rudiment individually.
The bad reviews are legit
I was really hoping that this app was going to help me work on my drum rudiments, but all it is doing is testing my patience. When I try to download the book thing it always downloads to 3%, and then just stops. It's like it thinks the book is done loading or something. Then, if I try to see the book it just acts like its opening. Waiting... waiting... and more waiting. I honestly don't mean anything towards the Vic Firth company. I love their sticks, and they are one of my top choices for all my drumming needs, but this app is just sad.