Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down – Drum Sheet Music

Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down

The full drum sheet music for Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down from the album The Better Life (2000).

Drummer: Brad Arnold | Level 3/4
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Description & Sample

Brad Arnold brings an up-beat, musical approach to this post-grunge classic by 3 Doors Down. Reportedly, this was one of the first songs ever written by Arnold as a teenager. He plays both the drum track and sings lead vocals.

The intro, first verse and bridge grooves feature a shuffled snare drum groove — essentially a swing train beat. The swung eighth notes are played with alternate sticking and the triplets are played with Swiss Triplet sticking (RRL) to keep the leading hand playing on the beat.



The drum fills throughout the song are played in eighth note triplets, as is often the case with rock shuffles.

Although the song boasts a hefty tempo of 200 BPM, the leading hand (Right) only plays quarter notes and is easily played by most intermediate drummers. This is also the case in the train beat sections.


Enjoy a free sample excerpt of the sheet music below:

Sheet Music Details

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