Reading Rhythm, Level 2

Chart Reading and Lead-sheets
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Required Materials: Chart Reading Workbook for Drummers Musicians Institute Press, Standard 4-piece drum kit
  • Description: You will learn to sight-read different types of sheet music typically encountered in professional settings. You will deepen your fill vocabulary and knowledge of traditional big-band drumming by learning to read drum charts. You will learn to set up changes and ensemble figures. You will learn to read lead-sheets typically provided to drummers in modern jazz combos.
  • Skills: You will leave with the ability to play as an equal member of a jazz band, perform in big bands and small ensembles.
  • Target Duration: 12 X 30 minute lessons
  • Recommended Reading: The New Realbook Vol 1. By Chuck Sher


Interactive, Goal Oriented