Want to be able to Count Music and Read Rhythms? Look no further, beat drills has a variety of educational tools to get you there!
Beat Drills is a 4 in 1 app that will help you improve rhythm sight reading and note recognition.

Beginner Level

APP 1 Music Math

This app lets you count rhythm notes via simple addition to reinforce your rhythm knowledge...

-22 different rhythm notes including rests, triplets and dotted notes
-Option to work on Triplets (toggle on/off mode)
-Option to work on Dotted Notes (toggle on/off mode)
-Endless Play Mode with 210 note variations
-A handy Rhythm chart listing all the 22 rhythm notes with its value
-Score to keep track of your progress

Improve your rhythm note sight reading with "Music Math"!

APP 2 Rhythm Pie

This app lets you count rhythm notes and rest via a simple pie chart...

-Option to work on Notes and Rest (toggle on/off mode)
-Endless Play Mode with multiple note variations
-Audio playback of rhythm
-A handy Rhythm chart displaying rhythm notes values
-Score to keep track of your progress

Medium Level
Choose between 2 - 10 beats to work with (crotchet, quaver, semi quaver, triplets, sextuplets). These selected beats (over thousands of beat variations) will be randomized and their notes will be displayed.

APP 3 Note Recognition

After hearing the rhythm, select the correct beats in the correct order to test yourself.
The correct rhythm will be displayed if your answer is incorrect
Increase difficulty by adding more beats to be randomized.

APP 4 Audio Recognition

Listen to the Audio from a choice of four beats and select the correct answer
The correct rhythm will be displayed if your answer is incorrect
Increase difficulty by adding more beats to be randomized.

Learning to read Rhythm Notation is vital to music sight reading. Enhance your understanding of note value and its relation to music notation.

Beat Drills is
- This app is extremely simple to use
- for all ages and levels
- No in app purchase and ad banner
- No internet connection required

Start learning 'em beats today!

What’s New

Version 2.01

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Resolved Rhythm Pie notation bug

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Songwriter1974 ,

Useful & Fun For Lessons

I can’t speak for what this app was like 3 years ago as another review says, but now it is a very useful training tool. I am mostly using the Note Recognition game but the other ones are useful as well. It makes lessons fun for the student. After they identify the rhythm correctly by ear, have them play it, then faster, then across the toms. Have them play it on the kick then play count 2 and 4 on the snare. If you get creative, you can take these games to another level and you don’t have to write out a bunch of rhythms that they can’t listen to later.

mezzopoet ,

Needs work

(1) The game didn't acknowledge correct answers (I'm a music educator)
(2) It didn't advance to the next level
(3) It's not intuitive
(4) I couldn't find any instructions
(5) I could tell there were ideas but nothing was fleshed out to a point of usability


Christian Liang
19.9 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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