The full drum sheet music for "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple from the album Machine Head (1971).
Sheet Music Details
- Format: Download (printable PDF)
- Difficulty: Level 3 (out of 4)
- Time Signature: 4/4
- Tempo: Medium
- Pages: 4
- Transcribed by: Steve Ley
- Collections: Deep Purple
About "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
One of the most iconic rock songs of all time, "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple features the legendary drumming of Ian Paice. Often recognized for its unforgettable guitar riff, Paice’s drum part to this song is perhaps equally as classic. At a reasonable 113 bpm — a tempo we can handle — this drum track will give you practice with sixteenth-note and quarter-note grooves. The drum fills feature a number of syncopated triplet and sixteenth-note patterns. A lot of fun to play! The song was a huge hit in 1972, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a classic anthem for generations of rock fans. Whether you want to rock out in your garage or on a big stage, learning to play "Smoke on the Water" will give you a sense of accomplishment and fun.
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