How to Read Drum Music

Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer by Ted Reed is a timeless classic used by just about every drum teacher on the planet. Entire methods are based on interpreting the exercises in this book. I think you will enjoy this as a starting point for learning how to read rhythm.

Drumset Notation Key

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