Play drums online

Use your computer keyboard or click the drum kit to play the virtual drums. Click "Show shortcuts" above the drum kit to see the shortcuts for the drums and cymbals in the drum kit. You can use the following shortcuts:

  • Crash cymbal: y
  • Ride cymbal: u
  • Hi-hat (closed): r or t
  • Hi-hat (open): e or w
  • Hi-hat (foot): c
  • High tom-tom: g
  • Low tom-tom: h
  • Floor tom: j
  • Snare drum: s or a
  • Snare drum (cross stick): d or f
  • Bass drum: x or z

Drummers often use their right hand to play the cymbals (crash cymbal, ride cymbal, and hi-hat), and their left hand to play the snare drum. When using shortcuts, use the left hand to play both the snare drum and the bass drum.

Play the virtual drums, and then apply your new skills to real drums. Use the drum machine to find inspiration for drum beats and rhythm patterns. A fun way to practice with the virtual drums is by playing along with your favorite songs.

Free online rhythm exercises

Try our free rhythm exercises and learn to read, write, and play rhythms. You'll also find a variety of other exercises that will expand your musical understanding and help you become better at playing the drums.