Making music on the iPad isn’t new as the iPad has apps that allows one to create all types of music, ranging from electronic to even rock. Well if you’re wondering how good a rock song can be on an iPad, a musician who goes by the nickname Appleman has demonstrated just how much one can rock out on an iPad.
In the video above, you will see Appleman performing a live drumset using only his iPad and his fingers. Safe to say that there is a lot of dexterity involved and one needs to be able to switch between the different parts of the drums quickly, deftly, and more importantly accurately as well. Given that the playstyle on the iPad is very different from real drums, we have to admit it does take considerable skill to pull this off.
Speaking to Cult of Mac, Appleman revealed that he had been drumming since the age of 11 and given his current location in Nagasaki, Japan, he was unable to get himself a real set of drums because he didn’t want to wake up the entire neighborhood, which is why he turned to his iPad to help him continue to enjoy the drums in a more controlled environment.
According to Appleman, “It took me a while to get used to playing the bass drum with my fingers. I practiced a lot. I got used to the iPad drum rhythm pattern that I created and (now) I don’t feel that much difficulty expressing the beat patterns I used play on a real drum kit.” In any case if you have a few minutes to spare, check his performance out in the video above.