Drum Notation

You will see drums notated in many different ways, depending on the author and the publisher. The snare drum and bass drum are almost always notated in the same way, however the notation of cymbals and tom-toms tends to vary. The key below shows how drum music is notated on Drumbook. This notation is fairly typical of drum music.

Key

Cymbals

Cymbal Notation Key

Drums

Drum Notation Key