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Identifying The Voices In Your Groove

The lesson takes a step back from the traditional format and explores the intricacies of music notation strategies. Learn the most preferred voice grouping techniques for the cleanest and clearest music notation.

Elements of a Beat

This is a quick reference for the basic elements and terminology used in rhythm notation.

How Do You Stand It? – Music Stands for Drummers

A sheet music stand is an important piece of equipment for the working drummer and student alike. There are some great options available which suit the specific needs of drummers. The following list contains the names of the stands in...

Which Voicing #1 – R U Mine

This groove was featured in Arctic Monkey's hit, R U Mine. Which voicing do you prefer?

Introduction to Voices in Drum Set Notation

Have you ever been confused by the presentation of a drum part? Were some of the note stems heading south when you were expecting them straight up? In this short article we will compare the three most common methods of notating drum parts and determine the best context for each method. After familiarizing yourself with the basic mechanics, there are some examples from popular songs for you to compare notation styles. Let's get started!
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Reading Music Lesson 2

Watch and learn as Mike Klee takes you through the building blocks of reading music.

Reading Music – Lesson – 2 – Supplemental Worksheet

This sheet supplements Mike Klee's video lesson, Reading Music Lesson 2.

Reading Music – Lesson 1 – Supplemental Worksheet

This worksheet accompanies Mike Klee's video lesson on reading music.

Time Signatures – Explained

Ever wonder what the numbers in a time signature represent? This sheet explains time signatures.
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Learning to Read Series: Basic Drum Set Music 3

In this drum lesson you will learn to read the crash cymbal, ride cymbal and toms in drum set notation. This lessons also touches on the topic of preferred sticking.
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Learning To Read Series: Basic Drum Set Music 2

In this drum lesson you will learn how to read and play the open hi hat technique. This is an extension to "Basic Drum Set Music 1," so be sure that you are comfortable with the topics discussed in that lesson before moving on to this one.
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Learning To Read Series: 16th Note Triplets

In this Learning To Read Series Video, learn how to read, count and play the 16th note triplet. Make sure you get the Beat Sheet in order to follow along with this video.
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Learning To Read Series: 5 Stroke Roll

In this Learning To Read Drum Lesson Series video drum lesson, learn how to read and play the five stroke roll. Make sure you get the beat sheet in order to follow along with the lesson (link below).
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Learning To Read Series: 9 Stroke Roll

In this Learning To Read Drum Lesson Series video drum lesson, learn how to read and play the nine stroke roll. Make sure you get the beat sheet in order to follow along with the lesson (link below).
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Learning To Read Series: 8th Note Triplets

In this Learning To Read Drum Lesson Series video drum lesson, learn how to read and play 8th note triplets on the snare drum and between the snare drum and the rim.

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