Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

The full drum sheet music for Shape of You by Ed Sheeran from the album Divide (2017).

Drummer: Chris Laws | Level 3/4
All Songs by Ed Sheeran

Description & Sample

Many of the percussive rhythms heard in this song are created with percussive guitar techniques, which is a creative way of describing hand drumming played on the guitar itself. We’ve notated the percussive guitar rhythms so that they can be reproduced on your drum kit, as these rhythmic elements are important to achieve the feel of the song.

An uncommon (but fun-to-play) stroke we’ve added is a finger stroke on the “e” of beat 2. The left stick remains in a cross-stick position, so your fingers will already be resting on the drum head. Simply tap the head with your fingers to fill out the sixteenth feel. You can find the finger stroke notation referenced in the drum key.

The actual drum set part, as heard on the record, is played during the second half of the choruses and in the outro of the song. We’ve notated these parts in the sheet music, as well.

Enjoy a free sample excerpt of the sheet music below:

Sheet Music Details

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  • Included: Drum Notation Key

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Pete Neville
A graduate of the University of NSW, the Sydney Conservatorium and the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Pete is currently undertaking a Masters in secondary music/drama teaching. His work has been heard on Australian TV, Radio and in theatre and film. Having toured throughout Australia and internationally with numerous ARIA and DMA award-winning artists Pete is one of Australia's most in-demand drummer/percussionists.