First Drum Beat

How to play a simple drum beat

It’s time to work on the thing you’ve been looking forward to most! A simple drum beat! I hope you’ve worked through everything in the ‘get started’ section first? If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to download Sheet Music Pack 1 to complete these exercises. You’re looking for the music with code BAS007 and BAS008 written on it.

Time To Work

Playing Your First Drum Beat (Part 1)

If you’ve worked your way through the ‘How to Read Drum Music‘ lesson you’ll already have a good idea of how to play a simple drum beat. In these exercises we go into it in a bit more detail, starting with a simple quarter note (crotchet) based drum beat. To help learn this, play along with me using the BAS007 sheet music!

How to Play Your First Simple Drum Beat (part 1) [20]

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Playing Your First Drum Beat (Part 2)

We then increase the speed of the hi hats to 8th notes instead of quarter notes. Play along using the sheet music with code BAS008 from here:

How to Play Your First Simple Drum Beat (part 2) [21]

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