The following guide shows how drum notation is written throughout this site. Sometimes you will see slightly different ways of writing notation - most books usually provide a guide, or you can try playing through the first few bars - you will be able to tell which is the bass drum, snare and hi hat in no time.

If you have trouble reading drum notation, you should ask your drum tutor, music teacher, or consult a reputable music school regarding tuition.


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Note Values

If you are unfamiliar with simple note values then the guide below will help.
Use it as a reference when working on the song charts.