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Song Beats is a new application from Yamaha that makes it easy to play the drums along with your favorite songs!
A fabulous drum performance support tool for iPhone or iPod touch!

Song Beats supports your drum performance by visualizing which drums to hit and when to hit them while playing along with your favorite songs.
The app also allows you to easily create custom accompaniments for drums, putting your drumming at the center of the band.
In addition, you can also use any Yamaha MIDI song that you already own by using iTunes File Sharing.

* Player Screen
- Glowing rings make it easy to see which drums to hit and when to hit them, so you can learn to play along with your favorite songs. Hit the corresponding drum when the glowing ring reaches the edge of the drum.

- [NEW]Scrolling display (The timeline shows which drum you need to hit, with a cursor moving from right to left to indicate the timing.)

- [NEW]Skill test: Evaluate your drumming skills, with a three-level result for each drum.

- [NEW]You can connect to the Yamaha electronic drum DTX series (to use the skill test and for playback of song data from the drum kit)
* Connecting to a drum kit requires i-UX1. In case of iPhone5, iPod touch(5th generation) and iPad mini, please use them with Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. See the Yamaha website for details of supported devices.

- mixing drums : Mix the drum sounds you want to hear by using the mute feature, and create simplified drum beats for practice or performance.

- changing the tempo: Change the tempo of any song to match your skill level.

- A-B looping: Set loop points to repeat and practice difficult beats in a song.

- Customize full band accompaniment with high-quality voices

* Library Screen
- Enjoy 10 built-in songs and 10 drum patterns as soon as you download Song Beats! Each built-in song has a reference video of the drum performance!

- Load any Yamaha MIDI songs you already own into the app by using iTunes File Sharing.

Learn more about the Song Beats app on our website:

What’s New

Version 2.1.7

Fixed minor issues.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

james270689 ,

What did they actually update?

Ok so this app isn't bad, I used to use it to learn new songs but used real drums and just watched the instructions scroll across the screen as I played. I liked learning that way. Anyway I updated it today, quite excited I opened the app after updating and guess what... there is nothing new. Haven't added any new songs for ages. The category "new songs" is empty or there are songs that are 3 years old in there. Please update with new songs and content. I'm sure there are still people who use it and would be willing to buy new songs etc.

AlexMassey ,


Sure you can play this game! If you had 29 arms with 100s of fingers... It's almost impossible to keep in time. Shame, could of been good! But I praise the direction.

Happymed ,


Works a teat with my dtx400 connected with a apple photo connector to my 4s. A great teaching tool that lets to turn on and off the midi files and change tempo. Fantastic.


Yamaha Corporation
50 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Yamaha Music Interactive, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Song Beats song £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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