Rude Rhythm - Drum Dictionary

4.9
36 reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Rude Rhythm is the drumtrainer app for both beginners and professional drummers. And the best drum machine for songwriters and other musicians.

For the beginning drummer this app provides exercises and basic beats in all styles. Instant drum lessons. Daily inspiration and new ideas in an easy, fun format. Practice makes perfect -- and this is the perfect practice metronome.

The seasoned pro will appreciate having Rude Rhythm as a reliable rhythm reference. Good grooves, always in the pocket.
So, the chart calls for a mambo? Check!
Need a fresh variation of latin funk? Got it!
Find an original sounding afropop? Consider it done!

As a drum machine the Rude Rhythm app has presets galore -- ideal for trying out song ideas, experimenting with different styles and flavors. The high quality sounds allow it to be used as a backing track and for demo recordings as well. And when practicing this app is much more fun than any metronome!

Rude Rhythm contains 500 different drum set beats in all styles, from metal to polka. Hundreds of magazines from several decades has been used to find classic examples of all styles, the best websites has provided up to date ideas and more are added all the time. This is an ever expanding encyclopedia of rhythms.

But there are also hundreds of signature grooves from legendary drummers like
Steve Gadd
Jeff Porcaro
Chad Smith
Dave Grohl
Stewart Copeland
John Bonham
Phil Collins
Mitch Mitchell
Ringo Starr
Charlie Watts
Lars Ulrich
...
...and the list goes on and on. Got suggestions for styles or drummers that are missing? Send a mail and we will do our best to add it quickly!

The playback engine is custom made for this app, and based on the most accurate metronome on the market. Slow down a tricky rhythm while practicing. Speed it up as you learn. This drum coach goes from 20 to 240 BPM with perfect audio quality.

And it's no simple midi drum machine, but a real sample player. All drums and cymbals are professionally recorded, providing a wide variety of sounds. Three different, great sounding, complete kits are included.

Rude Rhythm is easy to use, with crisp and clear graphics in all resolutions. Search and browse, flip quickly between rhythms also while playing. The app works equally well on phones and tablets. Still it is small (only about 4 MB including all images and sounds!), requires no strange permissions or Internet access.

Go get it. And then go play!
Updated on
May 10, 2014

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4.9
36 reviews
Chris Ferrall
October 26, 2019
Very helpful. Too bad no updates. Still getting a lot from this app. If you ever update it, any chance you can add a progressive tempo option. Maybe start at 50% and increase 10% each minute? Same with your metronome app.
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Alexander Maďar
April 11, 2022
Awesome rhythms library. And great Learning tool to study the heritage of the Allstars of Drumming.
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Mike Sera
June 6, 2016
If your $1.50 is burning a hole in your pocket, you are better off blowing it on gems in Clash of Clans than on this turd (sorry devs, if you charge money for something it had better be quality). While the selection is broad, nearly ALL of the grooves I randomly selected were notated incorrectly. As a professional drummer, my advice is to go to youtube and write down what YOU hear the drummer playing. There are FREE apps on the google play store that are better value than this. Could I please have a refund?
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What's new

0.9.4:
- Even more rhythms! 100 beats added in several new styles.
- Improved playback quality on some devices.

0.9.3:
- New rhythms! 100 beats added, new styles and new drummers.
- Bug fixes.