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Old 02-10-2013, 01:02 PM
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Default Tips on reading drum charts

Hi,

I am an older drummer and have been around drums for a while but have just started learning to read.

Apart from repetition are there any tips or tricks to reading drum charts.

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Mick
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:06 PM
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Many times, people do not make the distinction between drum charts and transcriptions. Are you looking at playing songs from your favorite bands note for note (as in a transcription)? Or are you looking to be able to interpret a piece that has limited information - just enough to know the roadmap, section figures, ensemble figures, etc. (as in a chart)?

I think the clarification will help us to better answer your question. Also what is you level of reading? What books have you gone through? Are you familiar with the rhythms here http://www.vicfirth.com/education/fe...thms/intro.php

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Many times, people do not make the distinction between drum charts and transcriptions. Are you looking at playing songs from your favorite bands note for note (as in a transcription)? Or are you looking to be able to interpret a piece that has limited information - just enough to know the roadmap, section figures, ensemble figures, etc. (as in a chart)?

I think the clarification will help us to better answer your question. Also what is you level of reading? What books have you gone through? Are you familiar with the rhythms here http://www.vicfirth.com/education/fe...thms/intro.php

Jeff
What Jeff said.

There is drum notation, lead sheets, and drum charts (dashes through measures). Which one are you talking about?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Tips on reading notation

Hi,
Thanks for your replies.
My apologies I meant drum notation as in lesson books etc.
I am very much the beginner.
Thanks again
Mick
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:47 AM
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I would highly recommend lessons to speed up the learning process. In the meantime, check out Primary Handbook for Snare Drum by Garwood Whaley for snare reading. For drumset, check out Mark Wessel's Fresh Approach to the Drumset.

http://www.steveweissmusic.com/produ...-drum-books-cd

http://www.steveweissmusic.com/produ...rumset-methods

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