“One of my mantras to students is that they practice/play with drums, for the obvious reason that the drums represent the heart beat of modern music, meaning jazz and latin-based rhythms. Mauro has made it possible for anyone to play along with the greatest drummers in the world, historical and contemporary, with the ability to alter tempo. Drumgenius is a great resource that can bring any player closer to the flame.”

Dave LiebmanD. Liebman

Jazz saxophonist, composer (Miles Davis, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones…), educator. Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ).

 

“Mauro Battisti is a world-class bassist who has created a world-class teaching aid that addresses a fundamental challenge to successful jazz performance practice. Although bassists will benefit greatly from the chance to play their notes in just the right slot at any tempo with the simulated drum grooves, I feel that any instrumentalist would learn much from playing along with these tracks. And I think that drummers in particular will embrace Mauro’s work in identifying and illuminating some of the most important details of their artistic quest. This is a virtuoso educational work by a true musical virtuoso!”

Harold DankoH. Danko

Jazz pianist and composer. Professor of jazz studies & contemporary media at Eastman School of Music – Rochester NY – USA

 

“Drumgenius sounds very good; I find it very handy to practice my instrument with real drums pattern that I can have always with me in my phone: thanks Mauro for this App.”

Dominique Di PiazzaD. Di Piazza

Electric bass player and composer (John McLaughlin, Trilok Gurtu, Horacio Hernandez, Alex Acuna, Biréli Lagrène…) – F

 

“Absolutely the most revolutionary and beneficial development in technology for the practicing musician since the slower downer program.”

Agostino Di GiorgioA. Di Giorgio

Jazz guitarist and educator. Professor, jazz guitar department at
Klagenfurt University – AU

 

”Drumgenius is really exciting!”

George RobertG. Robert

Jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger. Director, jazz department Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne – CH

 

“I’m proud to endorse DrumGenius, created by world-class bassist Mauro Battisti. A brilliant tool for jazz!”

Cynthia SayerC. Sayer

Professional jazz banjoist. Professor, traditional jazz department, New School University, NYC – USA

 

“Pure groove and energy in a first-rate, professional package. Simply fantastic! As soon as I heard the samples, I felt the uncontrollable urge to grab my instrument and play along with them. This has got to be one of the juiciest and most intelligent musical devices ever created for students and teachers.”

Furio Di CastriF. Di Castri

Bass player. Director, jazz department at Turin Conservatory of Music – ITA

 

“Drumgenius is genial!”

Roberto GattoR. Gatto

Jazz drummer. Professor, jazz drum department at
Rome Conservatory of music – ITA

 

“Love this app: these loops sound fantastic! In addition to being a perfect groove reference for drummers (or musicians of any kind), I think this app is great for groove development as a bassist.”

Damian ErskineD. Erskine

Electric bass player, studio musician, author of bass method book series, adjunct professor at both Portland State University and Marylhurst University – USA

 

”A must have for all jazz players!”

Emanuele CisiE. Cisi

Saxophone player. Professor, jazz saxophone department at Turin Conservatory of Music – ITA

 

“Drumgenius is an excellent work: loops and their sound are so convincing!”

Andrea PejroloA. Pejrolo

Midi programmer, composer and bassist. Assistant professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music – USA

 

“Drumgenius is great: I use it with my students.”

Massimo MoriconiM. Moriconi

Upright and electric bass player, studio musician and
author of bass method book series – ITA

 

“This app is absolutely astounding! The sound quality and the completeness of the entire universe of rhythms are surely the result of an admirable effort performed by its creator, my great friend Mauro Battisti. Due to my long experience specially in classical music, where the search for perfection is essential, I think I’m not wrong when I say that Drumgenius is the most professional rhythm app to practice jazz or any kind of modern music.”

Giovanni VigliarG. Vigliar

Classical and jazz-rock violin player. Rome Opera Theater Orchestra – ITA

 

“Drumgenius is excellent. I’m a jazz drum fan and I love the sounds of these loops. Obviously for bass players this app is “super”.”

Renato ChiccoR. Chicco

Jazz pianist. Professor, Jazz improvisation department, at Graz Kunst University – AU