Percussiontutor iOS & Android app and its free companion book offer a unique library of authentic world rhythms and instruments including sheets and videos.


NO IN-APP PURCHASES! Make sure to buy the app now and get all the future content for free. We will release updates on a regular basis adding new rhythms and videos (coming on Android with next update).

Lincoln Goines (electric and acoustic bassist) writes: “This app is an engaging and informative way to check out the original funk. A great tool for musicians, dancers, and all lovers of rhythm”.

PercussionTutor will allow you to approach South American, Caribbean and West African music in a different way. This app offers you more than a simple play-along. We included standard notation, videos and specific claves. We also took the outmost care to capture the natural feeling of all those drumming traditions. For the Cuban Batá rhythms we even developed a random playback engine that will simulate an actual Batá performance. This app puts you in a live playing situation – just like you learned your mother language. You will sound more natural and more alive and you will awaken to new rhythmic possibilities. It’s also a great tool for other musicians, dancers and performers who want to immerse themselves into centuries-old traditional languages.



  • Over 80 rhythms (some rhythms include a basic and a more advanced version)
  • Rhythms from Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Puerto Rico, West Africa, …
  • TIME-STRETCHING function to speed up or slow down the full rhythms
  • A metronome
  • ALL drums can be turned on and off individually
  • 58 videos
  • Over 50 percussion instruments
  • Sheets of all the rhythms included in the app and in the free book
  • Description of all the rhythms
  • MORE RHYTMS COMING: we are working on a lot more content to be released on a regular basis!





Cuba – Popular Music

  • Afro
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Mozambique
  • Pachanga
  • Pilon
  • Salsa 1
  • Salsa 2
  • Salsa 3
  • Salsa 4
  • Songo 1
  • Songo 2
  • Songo 3
  • Timba

Cuba – Folk Music

  • Abakua Havana
  • Afra
  • Agüeito 
  • Azogano Part 1, 2
  • Guaguanco
  • Iyesa
  • Makuta
  • Mozambique
  • Palo
  • Yambu

Cuba – Batá Drums

  • Lalubanche
  • Latopa
  • Ogun
  • Auguere (part 1)
  • Auguere (part 2)
  • Imbaloke
  • Babaluaye (part 1)
  • Babaluaye (part 2)
  • Kuru Kurubete
  • Ewe Masiboroñu
  • Borotitilawa
  • Dada
  • Oggue
  • Agayu Part 1,2,3 & 4
  • Oferere
  • Ibejis
  • Akete Obba
  • Odudua
  • Iya Mase
  • Yacota
  • Ñongo
  • Chachalokafun
  • Iyesa
  • Echu
  • Olokun

Dominican Republic

  • Jaleo
  • Merengue
  • Pambiche

Puerto Rico

  • Xica
  • Holandes & Holandes fast version
  • Plena


  • Baião
  • Bossa Nova
  • Samba Batucada
  • Samba Enredo
  • Samba Pagode
  • Samba Reggae
  • Partido Alto


  • Festejo
  • Zamacueca
  • Vals Peruano
  • Lando
  • Afro

West Africa

  • Fanga
  • Saa
  • Lamban
  • Sounou

Thanks for all your support and feedback!

Percussiontutor Team: