Interactive & Structured Practice

Play along with Purely Drums, with the help of a highlighted drum display, animated musical score and tab notation. Live animation makes it easy to follow the music, so you can practise in a way that suits you - whatever your skill level.

See upcoming notes and hear how the music should sound. Choose to hear synthesized music or a metronome rhythm - or a combination of both, if you prefer. This lets you engage in a listen-try approach to practice.

The software includes structured lessons designed to improve your playing technique - for all abilities, from beginner to advanced. What's more, new content is available to download - at no additional charge!

Don't get stuck in a rut with your music practice - Purely Drums helps to make the most of your practice time by making it more interactive and structured. Regularly using Purely Drums helps to give structure to your practice time - remember, variety is the key to improving your playing technique!

Choose from a variable tempo to suit your skill level, which allows you to speed up or slow down each routine as required.

Create your own tailor-made lessons to suit your individual needs, by combining the existing routines into new lessons. This allows you to build up your own practice 'playlist', if you prefer to focus on particular skills

Purely Drums includes over 200 routines to practise. Plus, free content updates are available to download for 12 months, to keep your practice fresh!

Over 200 routines

Groove Exercises in Rock, Funk, Jazz & Latin. Rudiments including Strokes, Rolls, Flams, Drags & Paradiddles.

Play along with over 100 routines included in the software, which have been specially designed to improve your drum playing technique from the moment you begin.

All routines have been composed by a professional musician with the aim of improving skills for all abilities, whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. Love them or hate them, these rudiments are an essential part of developing your skills. Purely Drums makes practising these key techniques more interactive and structured!

Everyone knows that practice makes perfect, but it's easy to get stuck in a rut practising the same rhythms over and over again. Purely Drums gives structure to your practice, guiding you through sets of lessons that will help you progress to the next level. Plus, you can keep your practice fresh by downloading free content updates for a whole year.

Add your own content

In addition to the routines already included in the software, you can even import your own music content to use in Purely Drums*.

The software supports MusicXML 3 files, which can be produced in popular applications such as Finale and Sibelius. These files can be easily added into Purely Drums, with live playback and animation. The fret, tab and notation will be automatically generated in the software.

*Import is subject to certain limitations. Content must be composed for the drums and use a single track with tab. Purely Drums cannot render notation that is not defined in the MusicXML 3 standard. Please note, the import feature is not supported on tablets.

Fully customisable

Customise your practice experience with Purely Drums.

Create your own tailor-made lesson schedules by simply using drag-and-drop to arrange the existing content into groups of your choice.

Choose a tempo for each routine to suit your individual needs.

Switch between hearing the music, the metronome, or a combination of both to aid your learning.

For added convenience and portability, you can even import/export your user data to up to three other devices.

Testing your ability

Purely Drums adds an extra dimension to your music practice, with interactive features to enhance your experience.

Test your playing skills with the built-in feedback function, which listens to your playing and generates a live score, based on the accuracy of your timing.

Simply select a routine and play along in time with the music, at a tempo of your choice.

Your scores can be saved and later accessed in the Reporting function, so you can monitor your progress over time.

Custom metronome

Purely Drums also includes a unique metronome, which can be used as a stand-alone function for whenever you need to play along to a customised tempo – perfect for freestyle practice!

Choose from a range of sound and visual display options, as well as an adjustable accent.

Time signature changes? No problem! A custom tempo pattern can be accommodated by simply entering the required rhythm sequence.

Measuring your progress

Keep on track with live Reporting, which allows you to monitor your progress over time.

You can even choose a custom name for each practice session for ease of reference.

Access your personalised statistics to review which routines you practised and for how long - including time spent practising with the metronome. Accuracy scores from timing tests are also included, allowing you to evaluate your development.

Chromatic tuner

Purely Drums includes a built-in chromatic tuner, so you’ll always be in tune*.

Simply play any note on your drums, and the software will automatically detect the tuning.

With high accuracy, the octave and note will be displayed in real time – perfect for tuning on the go!

* Please note, this features requires a microphone.


Create a truly personalised music practice experience!

Everyone has their own individual preferences when it comes to music practice. Purely Drums lets you configure the application to suit YOU – from the sound of the metronome, to the animated playback, and the colour settings of your display.

You can also choose whether to display the upcoming notes on the fretboard – a useful feature for beginners who are getting to grips with fingering positions.


Minimum System Requirements:

Purely Drums is a multi-platform application that is designed to run on laptops, desktop computers and mobile devices, such as tablets. The efficient playback engine ensures the software will even work on older computers, providing they run Windows XP or newer (see below) or OSX 10.6 or newer.

Tablets must run iOS (iPad), Kindle (Fire HD Version), Android 4 or newer. A quad core processor is recommended for mobile devices.

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Download or CD or The Cloud

Purely Drums is available as an instant digital download.

Tablet users can obtain the application through their relevant App Store.

If you prefer a physical copy of the software, a CD-ROM version is also available.

Away from your device? You can always access Purely Drums using The Cloud.

Join over 150 thousand users

People in over 180 countries are becoming better players with us, across our range of 15 instruments.

People have practised over 1.5 million routines and counting.

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