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Groove Freedom is a revolutionary new approach to help drummers develop independence on the drum set by practicing challenging patterns in a way that only today's technology can provide.

Groove Freedom has been recognized by MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE as one of the "iOS Apps Every Drummer Should Know", has been awarded the BEST DRUM APP OF 2015 by DRUM! magazine, and was also acknowledged as one of the Best Educational Products of 2016 as voted on by the readers of the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader's Poll!

Taking all of the content from Mike Johnston's GROOVE FREEDOM book, this app features:

* Over 150 lessons across 4 different chapters: Bass Drum Freedom, Snare Drum Freedom, World Groove Ostinatos, and 32nd Note Grooves - with more added regularly every month.

* Each lesson has up to 28 different exercises to practice using our unique "Groove Breakdown" view to help you see and hear what each limb plays for a groove.

* Practice the displayed pattern while listening to the drum audio, click track, or both. Adjust the tempo to fit your needs, and adjust the volume and stereo pan of each limb part separately or mute a part to simplify a challenging pattern.

* "Repeat Measure" and "Auto Tempo Increase" features to help to keep your practice focused.

* See your progress by viewing your entire practice history: what groove and exercises you practiced with informative statistics and graphs.

Requires iOS9 or greater.
Supports from iPad2 to current iPad models including all iPad Mini and iPad Pro variants

Groove Freedom comes with three full-featured lessons for you to experience everything that the app has to offer straight from the moment you download it. Subscribing to Premium Access gives you access to all existing lessons with new lessons added every month.

Premium Access subscriptions are available in 1-month and 6-month durations. Pricing is clearly shown within the app prior to purchase.

* Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
* Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
* Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the subscription price selected, and will clearly identify the cost of the renewal.
* You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
* Please note that you will not be able to cancel the current subscription during the active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 1.4.6

This release adds support for iOS14. Thanks to everyone for your support!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Jonny Bravo2 ,

Fantastic drum practice app

This isn't a basic run of the mill basic music app, it's a very professionally made and fully featured drum practice app.

It has loads of features and options, great user interface and lots and lots and for practice sessions. The app tracks your progress, practice times and dates and has loads of user options.

You do have to subscribe for access to the larger quantity of tracks but at 80 odd pence per week it's great value.

The fact that Mike Johnston is behind this was a major reactor in me subscribing as he's a professional, trustworthy guy passionate about supporting drummers.

Alex.ivanov1981 ,


This app is amazing. So much detail in there, can tell Mike and the dev team put loads of thought into it and loads of hard work went in to get it to look and feel right. So many adjustments you can make - some of them are a nice touch, well thought of. There are so many different exercises in there, different grooves, helps with sight reading or just playing along with it to lock into a groove and develop solid time keeping. It'll be a serious challenge to get through it all and this app will certainly keep me busy for a long time! Thanks Mike for yet another amazing contribution in the field of drum education!

Snakefinger7 ,

Awesome app

As a player of drums and percussion for more than 40 years this app has finally been teaching me to sight read drums. Something I had never taken the time to do. This happens automatically by using this app and no attention to it is really required, magic. My limb independence has also improved as a result. Recommend this app to new and intermediate players.

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Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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