Learning to ready drum music will open up a world of opportunities for you:
- You’ll be able to practice all the exercises and rhythms on this site!
- You’ll be able to download and learn drum music for your favourite tunes
- You’ll be able to join a band or orchestra and play along with other musicians
- You’ll be able to study drum grades and potentially teach the drums
- You’ll be able to transcribe (write down) your own beats, rhythms and drum charts
What does drum music look like?
Here’s some typical drum music for a simple drum beat:
How to Read Drum Music
Whereas with conventional music each line of music refers to a different pitch. On a drum kit each line refers to a different drum. To start with we’re only going to look at 3 different notes – the hi-hat, the snare drum and the bass drum.