The rudiment-trainer by rhythmtoolsfactory

Practice all rudiments on your smartphone

With the Rudiment app you always have all 40 snare drum rudiments in your pocket, allowing you to practice them and bring them to perfection. The app features a playback mode to play the rudiments and has a built-in metronome with which you can learn to control and improve your timing from 40 to 220 bpm.

Rudiment, the new utility by rhythmtoolsfactory offers you:

- all 40 essential rudiments from The Percussive Arts Society's Essential Snare Drum Rudiments
- stepless adjustment of beats-per-minute
- full playback mode - let the phone play the drums
- pattern switching through shaking or flinging- automatized tempo trainer
- guided practice mode with customizable settings of number of practice rounds, repetitions per round, automatic tempo change and breaks
- rating of your performance
- practice statistics for all rudiments

What’s New

Version 1.2

- fixed: iPhone 6s sound / timing
- fixed: First measure was played might had been incomplete if it started with a flam

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Paco Ramon ,

A huge help!

I have been using this app almost every day for the past two months and love it! I have seen significant improvements in my ability to play the rudiments. Highly recommended!

-Super simple and basic layout which allows me to focus on the rudiments rather than on the features
-Ability to mute either the metronome or the play-along track
-The play along track helps to play the rudiments exactly as they are supposed to be played
-I use the “guided practice” to test myself every few weeks, to record my progress and instead use the simple loop and speed trainer to practice with
-There are no advertisements!

-I have never seen any other app drain my phone’s battery life like this one. In about an hour, my battery drops from 100% to 0% and otherwise it lasts all day! It even drains my battery when my phone is plugged into anything except an outlet
-The metronome only goes up to 220bpm, which is not an issue for me for except for with the flam rudiment
-It can be challenging to land on the exact tempo that I want with the metronome.

-I would love to have the opportunity to play open-closed-open with each rudiment

Mc jiggly wiggly ,

Very good- should be a standard for drummers

The app is very good for an all in one experience with metronome, play back, & to have it written in front of you. Interface is the main down side. The list of rudiments is hard to figure out (best if you tap the name you want directly). Practice mode is a little arbitrary because it asks how “You” thought you did, if only it used the built in mic or an external device you could plug into to hear and grade how you did. Still a great app to have for all drummers. All (but one) rudiments are what you need to know for Perc. at Juilliard, highly recommend.

Firemedic83 ,

Pretty cool tool

The interface is a bit weird. It seems like anytime I click on a rudiment, it opens up one just before or after the one I clicked on.
I also wish there was a mixer for tweaking the levels of the snare and the metronome. I’d like a louder click and a quieter snare. But all in all it’s a great tool for an old drummer who never learned his rudiments.
I’m surprised there aren’t more apps like this. I downloaded a couple free ones and they were all pretty terrible.


Marc Kusters, Jose Cortijo
5.3 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German, Spanish

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

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