Load image into Gallery viewer, Wipe Out - The Surfaris - Drum Sheet Music
Load image into Gallery viewer, Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Load image into Gallery viewer, Wipe Out - The Surfaris - Drum Sheet Music

SKU: WIS70780S

Wipe Out - The Surfaris - Drum Sheet Music

Regular price $4.49 USD
Sale price $4.49 USD Regular price
Sale Sold out
Unit price
/per 
The full drum sheet music for "Wipe Out" by The Surfaris from the album Wipe Out (1963).
  • Difficulty: Level 3 (out of 4)
  • Time Signature: 4/4
  • Tempo: Fast
  • Pages: 2
  • Transcribed by: Pete Neville
Collections:  Classics  |  The Surfaris
This is a pre order item. We will ship it when it comes in stock.

Satisfaction guaranteed

Secure online checkout

Instant download (PDF)

If you’ve ever told anybody that you’re a drummer, then you’ve most likely been asked more than once, “Can you play Wipe Out?” Ron Wilson’s drum track, which was reportedly a sped up version of his high school marching band’s drum cadence, played an integral part to the song’s success and longevity. In the prime of the ’60s So Cal surf music craze, Wilson experimented with this energetic, drum-centric beat full of sixteenth notes and accents. It was so unique to the surf scene that the song could be immediately identified simply by tapping out the drum beat on a dinner table or desk. Every drummer wanted (and perhaps needed) to learn Wipe Out to earn their “surf cred.” Perhaps because of this, there have been many covers and versions of the song. Though the drum beats vary slightly, the main feel of the song’s famous drum part holds true. Even so, we’ve transcribed, note-for-note, the original drum part that set the wheel spinning in 1963. NOTE: In order to produce the correct feel, multiple levels of accents must be used. A marcato is used in our sheet music to account for this. A marcato looks like this ^ and is to be played louder than a normal accent.

Description:

If you’ve ever told anybody that you’re a drummer, then you’ve most likely been asked more than once, “Can you play Wipe Out?” Ron Wilson’s drum track, which was reportedly a sped up version of his high school marching band’s drum cadence, played an integral part to the song’s success and longevity. In the prime of the ’60s So Cal surf music craze, Wilson experimented with this energetic, drum-centric beat full of sixteenth notes and accents. It was so unique to the surf scene that the song could be immediately identified simply by tapping out the drum beat on a dinner table or desk. Every drummer wanted (and perhaps needed) to learn Wipe Out to earn their “surf cred.” Perhaps because of this, there have been many covers and versions of the song. Though the drum beats vary slightly, the main feel of the song’s famous drum part holds true. Even so, we’ve transcribed, note-for-note, the original drum part that set the wheel spinning in 1963. NOTE: In order to produce the correct feel, multiple levels of accents must be used. A marcato is used in our sheet music to account for this. A marcato looks like this ^ and is to be played louder than a normal accent.

Instant Download

Receive your download link on-screen after checkout. You will also receive a link via email.

Printable PDF

Sheet music can be printed for your personal use and for use with one teacher or student.

Drum Key

A song-specific drum key (i.e. notation legend) is included with the drum sheet music.

OnlineDrummer.com

In the Media

Drums For Dummies Logo
~Drums For Dummies

"Great online resource ... dedicated to drummers and drumming"

Drum! Magazine Logo
~Drum! Magazine

"Visitors to the site will find a treasure trove of ... inspirational content that's ideal for motivation."

London Metro Newspaper Logo
~London Metro

"The ideal place to find out about drumming"

TakeLessons Logo
~TakeLessons (by Microsoft)

"If you want to learn how to read drum sheet music, this is one of the best sites ..."

Modern Drummer Magazine Logo
~Modern Drummer Magazine

Featured in print and digital issues in the world's #1 magazine for drummers.

FeedSpot Logo
~FeedSpot

"50 Best Drum Blogs and Websites"

SuperProf Logo
~superprof

"[One] of the best blogs available online for those wanting to learn more about drums, percussion and music!"