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Old 07-01-2017, 01:04 PM
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Default Help learning drum scores

Hi I'm wondering if you guys have any pdfs or free Ebooks and such. Of drum scores and files to help me learn how to read scores :)
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:02 PM
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This site is a good source for drum score:

http://thedrumninja.com/drum-transcriptions/
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:10 PM
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Thank you :) but are there any guide to help me learn to read them?
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:52 PM
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The best way to learn to read these is to listen to the original song and follow the chart. Then start to play one section at a time.

Some basics though - the four spaces on the stave represent the 4 main drums from largest (bass drum) at the bottom to smallest (small tom) at the top. Snare will be the third space up - just above the middle line.
X's represent metallic sounds - usually cymbals and hihats. Normal round notes represent drums.
Beyond that its just standard music notation to show the rhythms.
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Thank you :) but are there any guide to help me learn to read them?
If you aren't comfortable with notation, you'll benefit from a teacher who can instruct you, and interactively answer questions and give instant examples. Trying to learn to read notation from a document can be needlessly confusing, and can take much longer to reach your goal.

I know that there are a lot of free resources online, but reading music has genuine value, and it's worth paying a teacher to get it right.

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Old 07-03-2017, 01:45 AM
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I've found this DVD to be an excellent place to get started: http://www.alfred.com/Products/Pat-P...8-8527129.aspx

Here's an overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5tRPm4DuZc
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