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How To Read Drum Notes For Beginners

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How To Read Drum Notes For Beginners Want to be able to play drum beats and fills from standard drum notation? You need to learn the art of reading sheet music. Let’s start by reviewing the different symbols used to indicate the various elements of the drum set. Playing & Reading the Hi-Hats The hi-hats are marked just above the top line of the measure with a simple “x” symbol. The image below shows four hi-hat strokes. These are to be played with a drumstick while the hi-hats are closed the entire time (using your left foot on the hi-hats […]