What are the best drum apps for Android?

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    #1Rude

    Rude

    This app will help beginner drummers to improve their drum skills: there are notations of every official rudiment, keeping the tempo exercises, reading tests and many more features that are basic for every player.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Irma Duarte
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I wanted to learn more about drumming, but I really don't feel the need to know so many technical things. I just want to drum. I don't need to know how to read music or anything; however, if that is what you want, this app would be great! "
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    #2Classic Drum

    Classic Drum
    Classic Drum is a free app for Android that simulates vintage drums in your mobile/tablet screen. Ideal for those who want to study or play drumming without making much noise or taking up much space.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Crystal Williamson
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This app is okay for those who want a way to simulate drums without actual drums. It's also nice for learners because there are 60 rhythm lessons and ways to record yourself so you can critique your playing. But there are some lags especially at higher tempos which will be frustrating to experienced players."
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    #3Drum Pads 24

    Drum Pads 24

    Drum Pads 24 - Music Maker is a music and audio app developed by Paul Lipnyagov. This app features beatboxing, finger-drumming, playing loops, recording and sharing beats that have been made.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Andrew Pierce
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Wow!! I'm not lying if I say this is the best beatboxing app out there!! I use this to compose by dubstep and essential bass beats to spice up our audio. Very cool!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that drumming is used for healing in other cultures? Music needs a beat to escalate the tempo of songs, whatever genre it belongs to. Drum solos are on another level when it comes to drumming as it is seen to belong on a higher tier of drum-playing. Long before, the likes of rock percussionists John Bonham and Dave Grohl existed, drumming has been used quite differently. Virtually every culture that exists on earth has practiced some form of it. In Africa, the beating of a drum continues to be an important part of everyday life. Significant ceremonies and holiday celebrations need such. Native American cultures also use it as a means to reconnect an individual’s mental and physical selves. Drumming has been an important part of performing rituals in different cultures.

"Shamanic drumming" is an ancient approach that uses therapeutic rhythm techniques. It is also known as "rhythmic healing" as it uses specialized rhythmic drumming patterns to influence people's feelings. These sound patterns are believed to remove illness or imbalance in people. Today, we see the beat of drums as an important part of music as it always is. Even though not all of us experience or are aware of this culture of "Shamanic drumming", some of us are able to use our drum-playing to release stress. Even kids can learn to play such an instrument at an early age as there are different resources to learn to play drums. People need not enroll in music school to start learning drumming basics, thanks to different drum apps that exist. 

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    #4Dubstep Drum Pads 24

    Dubstep Drum Pads 24

    Dubstep Drum Pads 24 is a music and audio drum application developed by Paul Lipnyagov. This app features new sound packages monthly, professional studio sounds, pitch slide bar, videos, and tutorials.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Paul Perry
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I'm not much of a music enthusiast but I do enjoy creating my music with Dubstep! I even used my created music as my incoming call ringtone. "
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    #5Real Drum

    Real Drum

    Real Drum is a free app for mobile devices that simulates a real drum on your device, and lets you record it. It features different types of drums and cymbals, 45 drum sounds, 60 rhythm samples with tutorials, and 33 loops to practice with.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Terry Beck
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "Warning this app is too fun if you have adolescent rockstar drummer fantasies still even in your 30s. I lost so much time to this app. Also don't let your kids play with it, else you may have your phone sneak off at random times in the day with faint drum sounds echoing from the recesses of your house. Its an all round a great app that I even allowed me to record my own beats for later. That's my favorite feature!"
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    #6Drum set

    Drum set

    This app features a full drum set to play along your favorite songs: you will be able to use this app while listening to your favorite song, so you can play the drums of it like if you were the drum player. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Rachel Stanley
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "This app is great, it takes the sound of real drums and takes it to your android cellphone. The app is well made and also easy to handle. There are different ways to set up the drums and the graphics are quite neat."
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    #7Drum kit

    Drum kit
    What to do if you want to play the drum set, but you do not have it? There is nothing easier! This is a great simulator drum kit. Play drums anywhere using your device.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Song Hue
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Great drum app for beginners and real drummers. Several different drum kits to choose from. You can adjust the volume of each drum to your liking. You can play songs from your library through the app and add your own drum beats to them. "
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    #8Drum Beats+

    Drum Beats+

    This app has everything you will ever need to learn how to play drums: it features a metronome, more than 100 drum sets, timing exercises and a tempo modifier so you can play at the speed you wish. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99- with in-app purchases

    Katherine Franklin
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I had a friend who played in the drumline in high school and she always said that timing, feeling, and sound were everything when trying to learn how to play the drums - with lots of practice! I love that this app is trying to recreate the sound of actual drums."
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    #9Mega Drum

    Mega Drum

    Mega Drum is a drum simulator mobile application which will turn your smartphone into a virtual drum with studio audio quaility. Through this easy-to-use app, users would be able to practice rhythms, especially for beginners. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Antônio Oliveira
    Written on August 13, 2019
    "The best I have ever experienced. You can choose from several drum types."
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    #10Z-Drums

    Z-Drums

    Z-Drums is one of the best drumming apps that one can find. It uses a cool interface and multi-touch facility that you will surely enjoy. Users can enjoy Now you can play professional drums sounds using this app.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Vivaan Sarin
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Storing tracks on your phone is not really ideal but this app helped me with it. I can save lots of drum tracks and it has good sound for a drum app imo. Kids can use this too"
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    #11Drums Droid HD FREE

    Drums Droid HD FREE

    Drums Droid HD FREE is a good app for drums that offers a not-so-typical deep sound. It offers 17 instruments plus a feature where you can adjust the volume of every drum and symbol separately. Here, your drum sounds are 100% customizable to guarantee your enjoyment.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Sharon Nguyen
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "The sound in here is my favorite because this app lets me customize and tailor my sound well. It fits for a lot of genres"

Summary

Best What are the best drum apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1RudeApps 18 Free
2Classic DrumApps 12 Free
3Drum Pads 24Apps 8 Free
4Dubstep Drum Pads 24Apps 7 Free
5Real DrumApps 7 Free
6Drum setApps 5 Free
7Drum kitApps 5 Free
8Drum Beats+Apps 2 Paid
9Mega DrumApps 0 Free
10Z-DrumsApps 0 Free
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