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Many musicians agree that nothing beats playing with others. Since this isn't always a possibility, playing along to your favourite songs is a great way to scratch that itch. Playing along to existing songs is also a great way to learn a lot about how to structure your own drum parts! Just like every other musical instrument, there is a method to notate what is being played on the drums. There are almost as many ifferent ways to do this as there are drummers, but the most common notation looks like this:

Using this legend, you can transcribe a ton of existing songs, or immortalize your own ideas. When I'm learning a song, transcribing is usually the first step I take. Down here I've uploaded a few songs I've transcribed. You can download and use them if you would like:

Mark Falke, 2022