Drum Linear 4+

The fun way to FUNKY drumming

Sam Brown Music & Media

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • £0.89



PLEASE NOTE: This app does NOT play back the groove for you! There is NO AUDIO in this app! If you need audio, you've missed the point. If you are a serious drummer, read the whole description below.

Drum Linear is a ground-breaking training tool for all ambitious drummers. See tutorials on the website.

Ever wanted to sound as funky as Dave Weckl or Dave Garibaldi? Ever wondered how Denis Chambers gets those grooves or how Steve Gadd became one of the most influential drummers of the past 40 years? Well, it could be because they are masters of LINEAR DRUMMING.

If you've tried linear drumming already you'll know that it is not easy. It takes dedication, concentration and application to really 'nail' it.

But what if that hard work were made a whole lot more fun? What if it became easier to focus yourself on the RIGHT exercises to build the repertoire, coordination and stick-control? Well, this unique app does just that.

Each spinner contains four sixteenth-notes on Hi-Hat, Snare and Bass Drum. The snares are randomly accented too. There are 140 or so of these chunks of music... and 4 spinners in the app interface. That makes a staggering 384,160,000 combinations!

Some of those combinations could be very un-musical - you might get four bass drums in a row for instance - so the different 'modes' in the app give you combinations that make sense musically.

If you want to be really creative, there's always the 'random' mode which will give you all 384 million combinations... if you want to work through them all!

MASSIVE BONUS: your iPod will still play whilst you are using the app! Play along with your Funkiest tracks and let the 'AutoSpin' feature change the pattern for you every 15, 30 60, 90 or 120 seconds. You wont even need to stop grooving to press the spin button!

Want the quickest way to really get deep into this funky style? Want to have fun too? This is the way to do it.

You let the app randomly generate cool, groovy linear patterns for you to practice. Drummers report that their reading improves dramatically after using this app for just a few sessions. The joy of this app is hearing YOURSELF play the grooves - this is a powerful learning tool, not a playback machine.

Serious learning - serious fun!

Recently updated. Works great on iOS7 too!

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Now iOS11 compatible. Video tutorial on info page. Now runs in landscape only.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Spaghettissimo ,

Stunning and inspirational

Sam's done it again - a truly brilliant app for drummers, even a novice such as myself, improves my reading, my timing, my groove….. 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of ideas in an app that is simple to use and really works in a practise session - THAT"S GENIUS ….. Well done Mr Brown, more of this please. Drum Secrets 2??

I sat down to try this app out for a 'quick' practise - over an hour later I was still going strong - and STILL INSPIRED.


richybeattie ,

Another Brilliant App from Sam Brown?

This drum linear app is awesome! Whether you're sat at the kit or like me, you're playing this just using your hands on your legs, Sam's pattern generator is a great workout for sight reading and keeping my dexterity up. Thank goodness for developers like Sam who's able to bring inspired and invaluable apps to this format. Thanks Sam!!

Jeep Lady ,

Funky as SIN!

At last! A really simple and fun way to get your linear chops up to monster-level! I have done loads more practice thanks to this little app. Use it whilst your iTunes is running in the background too - definitely a MUST-HAVE app for anyone serious about their drumming. Stop wasting time and buy it now!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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