How to Set Up a Drum Kit

Drum Kit Notation Key

When playing the drums you need to get used to the fact that there’s no such thing as a ‘standard’ notation system. The below drum notation key is internationally recognised but you might see a few different notation systems out there – all music on this site follows the format below. if in doubt look for a notation key to go with the music you want to play.

Standard drum kit notation

Drum Notation Key

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