"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

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Don crook ,


Ryan congratulations on developing a concise and complete drum APP for the IT generation of drummers and percussionists.
I believe in my experience that being able to communicate what you want to teach effectively is of great importance,that is why I use your APP.
However the short comings of this APP is that I cannot print off and hand to the student in a lesson form what I want them to do.
Other than that I love it and use it for my own personal development because you have given me access to many more rhythms than I would normally use.
This APP also has the potential to build upon by using the rhythms with songs so it has direct practical use for lessons and assessment.
Thank you again.
Don crook

Markism ,


Handy tool to have it my pocket. Motivates you to practice seeing the rudiments there in front of you all day!


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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