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    Hello,
    I was wondering is it possible to learn a song (on drums) using standard sheet music, not drum sheet music/tabs, but like, music for a piano?
    If so how do you go about figuring it out?
    Thanks,
    Lee

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    No. The standard sheet music will have the melody and notes played. Drum sheet music is special. Unless it was included in the score, but I doubt it.

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    um yeah you definatly can thats how i do it you just have to learn which drum is on which line it is really differant but it usually has the bass drum between the bottom two lines low tom above that then snare mid tom on the second line and hi tom between the first two lines umm hi hat is on the very top line as a regular x with a line unless it's a whole or half note then' it's more of a dimond shape with a line or without umm crash is like an astrix* (that thing w/e) and ride is and astrix above the very top line if you're confused look it up under standerd drum notation but yeah it's what i always use
    Oh tell me where your freedom lies
    The street are fields that never die.
    Deliver me from reasons why
    You`d rather cry
    I`d rather fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMojoRisin
    um yeah you definatly can thats how i do it you just have to learn which drum is on which line it is really differant but it usually has the bass drum between the bottom two lines low tom above that then snare mid tom on the second line and hi tom between the first two lines umm hi hat is on the very top line as a regular x with a line unless it's a whole or half note then' it's more of a dimond shape with a line or without umm crash is like an astrix* (that thing w/e) and ride is and astrix above the very top line if you're confused look it up under standerd drum notation but yeah it's what i always use
    If you read the rest of his question, he stated "not drum sheet music/tabs, but like, music for a piano".

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    I might be a beginner, but it seems like you might be able to figure out a basic rhythm based on the time signature, and the rhythm of the bass line on the sheet music.

    What do you think? Could there be anything to that, or do I just sound like a newbie now?
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    PB, nope, you're right. You can figure out a pretty basic beat from the bass line of a score. Actually, when recording, the bass player and drums usually are recorded at the same time as they should be syncronious (is that really a word??). I find that my bass player and I have to work very closely together.

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    sheet music is unreadable to me because of my music dyslex-kia
    Ostinato is the way to go!

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    I think you mean 'synchronized'

    And yeah, you can figure out a basic beat. But if you're trying to learn exactly what the drummer plays, you can't from the score. You need the proper drum sheet music.

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    Yes, you are correct, HB. The complete score of a song would have the drum line (or section - depending upon whether it was a marching band or symphony) music as part of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix518 View Post
    syncronious (is that really a word??).
    Stix
    Yep! Good word Stix. Spelled "synchronous." Playing "in sych" with each other is the same as being synchronous. Way to go bro.!
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    There are "drum charts"--not tabs, but actually the drum parts written out as sheet music, with--as MrMojoRisin pointed out correctly--each drum and cymbal assigned to each note on the staff, with symbols indicating accents, closed hi-hats, rimshots, etc.

    You see them more in lesson and practice books, but I have seen them for big-band and symphonic arrangements. (In one of my set lessons, I read the drum parts to Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" while listening and playing along to the original recording).

    Unfortunately, Lee, a lot of drummers--for whatever reason--don't want to fool with learning to read the music from charts (and it does look a little funny to see a rock drummer reading off charts during a concert!). You might want to check out a store specializing in sheet music (such as is used in schools).

    Good luck, bro'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellsbells58 View Post
    If you read the rest of his question, he stated "not drum sheet music/tabs, but like, music for a piano".

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    Fair enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    sheet music is unreadable to me because of my music dyslex-kia

    Also known as being lazy.

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    Busted your chops big time there, Ringo! Can't wait to see how this turns out. I am assuming that even in Sweden, you know what payback is Vinny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix518 View Post
    PB, nope, you're right. You can figure out a pretty basic beat from the bass line of a score. Actually, when recording, the bass player and drums usually are recorded at the same time as they should be syncronious (is that really a word??). I find that my bass player and I have to work very closely together.

    Stix
    I love you stix. Your truecore and know what your on about :>

    And sheet music is exactly what you have to play. So yes you can play a song with no music to sheet music... I dont know what every one else is trying to tell the poor boy.
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    Just left 2nd drum lesson, instructor looked at the sheet music, and said besides knowing tempo, it was allusless, except for lyris


    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo42w View Post
    I dont know what every one else is trying to tell the poor boy.
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    near albany.....

    Sorry i call everyone boy :P

    Anywho i must be right. I played in a concertband. I played the drum part perfectlyish and i never heard the song before (Back when i could site read)
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