After teaching drum lessons for so many years, I was inspired by a colleague of mine to include this page of drum charts/drum transcriptions and exercises that I've made for students over the years. I've taken some liberties with the transcriptions as most of my students have five piece drum sets with only a pair of hi hats, a crash and a ride. It is important to note that these are my interpretations of the songs as well. Please check back regularly for new additions and feel free to download them for yourself!

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INSTRUCTIONAL - Afro-Caribbean Beats


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INSTRUCTIONAL - Drum Transcription Legend

INSTRUCTIONAL - Drum Set Notation

INSTRUCTIONAL - Jazz Exercise #1

INSTRUCTIONAL - Jazz Exercise #2



INSTRUCTIONAL - Sanford Double Beat 1

INSTRUCTIONAL - Sanford Double Beat 2

INSTRUCTIONAL - Singles Chop Builder

INSTRUCTIONAL - Syncopation Systems

INSTRUCTIONAL - Syncopation Variations



21 Pilots - Guns For Hands

21 Pilots - Holding On To You

21 Pilots - Levitate

22 Pilots - The Hype

22 Jacks - On My Way

30 Seconds To Mars - Kings & Queens

.38 Special - Hold On Loosely


AC/DC - Back In Black

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

AC/DC - Highway To Hell

AC/DC - It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll)

AC/DC - Who Made Who

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

Bryan Adams - Run To You

Adele - Rolling In The Deep

jTrace Adkins - This Ain’t No Love Song

Aerosmith - Walk This Way

Alice In Chains - Man In The Box

All That Remains - And Death In My Arms

Tori Amos - Fast Horse

Anti Manifesto - Propaghandi

The Arctic Monkeys - Leave Before The Lights Come On

The Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine

The Arctic Monkeys - View From The Afternoon

Asking Alexandria - Breathless

The Ataris - Boys Of Summer

Atreyu - Doomsday

Audioslave - Be Yourself

August Burns Red - Carol Of The Bells

Autolux - Turnstile Blues

Avenged Sevenfold - A Little Piece Of Heaven

Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country

Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

Avenged Sevenfold - Welcome To The Family


Bachman Turner Overdrive - Takin’ Care Of Business

Tal Bachman - She’s So High

BadBadNotGood - Triangle

Bad Religion - Dharma And The Bomb

Bad Religion - Infected

Bad Religion - Los Angeles Is Burning

Bad Religion - Overture & Sinister Rouge

Bad Religion - Popular Consensus

Barenaked Ladies - Odds Are

The Beatles - Get Back

The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles - The End

Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right To Party

Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise

Bee Gees - Nights On Broadway

Pat Benatar - All Fired Up

Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker

Big & Rich - Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy

The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle

The Black Keys - Dead And Gone

The Black Keys - Just Got To Be

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

The Black Keys - Stack Shot Billy

Black Sabbath - Snowblind

Black Strobe - I’m A Man

Bloc Party - Banquet

Blink 182 - Adam’s Song

Blink 182 - All The Small Things

Blink 182 - Always

Blink 182 - Anthem Part 2

Blink 182 - First Date

Blink 182 - Man Overboard

Blink 182 - The Rock Show

Blisterhead - Red Angel

Blondie - Dreaming

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone

Blondie - I’m Gonna Love You Too

Blondie - Kung Fu Girls

Blondie - One Way Or Another

Blue Oyster Cult - Don’t Fear The Reaper

Bon Jovi - Just Older

Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer

Bon Jovi - Roller Coaster

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive

Bon Jovi - We Weren’t Born To Follow

Booze And Glory - Days, Months, Years

Boston - Hitch A Ride

Boston - More Than A Feeling

Bowling For Soup - 1985

Boys Like Girls - Thunder

Lincoln Brewster - Everybody Praise The Lord

Bring Me The Horizon - Chelsea Smile

Jackson Browne - Somebody’s Baby

Luke Bryan - We Run This Town

Michael Buble’ - It Had Better Be Tonight

Buckcherry - Christmas Is Here

Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch

Buckcherry - Dreams

Buckcherry - Everything

Buckcherry - For The Movies

Buckcherry - Hot Legs

Buckcherry - I Don’t Care

Buckcherry - Lit Up

Buckcherry - Slammin’

Buckcherry - Sorry

Buckcherry - These Things


Jeremy Camp - All The Time

Jeremy Camp - Giving You All Control

Jeremy Camp - I Still Believe

Jeremy Camp - Lay Down My Pride

Jeremy Camp - My God

Jeremy Camp - Reckless

Jeremy Camp - Stay

Jeremy Camp - Take A Little Time

Jeremy Camp - Take My Life

Jeremy Camp - Take You Back

Catfish And The Bottlemen - Coincide

Cheap Trick - Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love

Cheap Trick - Hello There

Cheap Trick - Never Had A Lot To Lose

Cheap Trick - Surrender

Kenny Chesney - Setting The World On Fire

Chickenfoot - Different Devil

Kelly Clarkson - Since You’ve Been Gone

The Clash - Clampdown

J. Cole - G.O.M.D

Phil Collins - Inside Out

Phil Collins - It Don’t Matter To Me

Come On Gang! - Both Ends Burning

The Commodores - Easy

The Commodores - Three Times A Lady

Concrete Blonde - Joey

Copeland - May I Have This Dance

Elvis Costello (What’s So Funny) About Peace, Love And Understanding

Coyote Theory - This Side Of Paradise

The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck

The Creepshow - Devil’s Son

The Creepshow - Someday

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary


Dave Days - We’re Just Kids

Danzig - Mother

Dead Sara - Weahterman

Def Leppard - Photograph

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me

Deftones - Change (In The House Of Flies)

Gavin DeGraw - I Don’t Want To Be

Disturbed - Inside The Fire

The Doors - People Are Strange

Dropkick Murphys - Prisoners Song

Duran Duran - Rio


The Eagles - Life In The Fast Lane

The Eagles - One Of These Nights

Misty Edwards - My Soul Longs For You

Estelle - American Boy

Melissa Etheridge - Your Little Secret

Europe - The Final Countdown

The Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams

The Expendables - Mr. Sun


Fall Out Boy - Thanks For The Memories

Fall Out Boy - Young Volcanoes

Fall Out Boy - We’re Going Down

The Fall Of Troy - FCPREMIX

Fee - Glory To God

Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

Foo Fighters - Big Me

Foo Fighters - Bridges Burning

Foo Fighters - Everlong

Foo Fighters - Rope

Foo Fighters - The Pretender

Foo Fighters - Times Like These

Foo Fighters - Walk

Foo Fighters - Wheels

Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly


The Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands To Yourself

Ghost - Square Hammer

The Go Go’s - Vacation

Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy

Goo Goo Dolls - All That You Are

Grand Funk Railroad - We’re An American Band

Al Green - Tired Of Being Alone

Cee Lo Green - Forget You

Green Day - 21 Guns

Green Day - Basket Case

Green Day - Burnout

Green Day - Holiday

Green Day - Oh Yeah!

Green Day - She

Green Day - The Static Age

Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends

Green Day - Welcome To Paradise

Greta Van Fleet - Highway Tune

Guns n Roses - Paradise City

Guns n Roses - Since I Don’t Have You

Guns n Roses - Sweet Child O Mine

Guns n Roses - You Could Be Mine


Halestorm - Here’s To Us

The Happy Return - Salsa On The Setlist

Hawk Nelson - Ancient History

Heart - What About Love

Jimmi Hendrix - Fire

Hillsong United - Oh You Bring


Iced Earth - Watching Over Me

Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

Billy Idol - White Wedding

Incubus - Clean

INXS - Don’t Change

INXS - Need You Tonight

Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do


Allan Jackson - 5 ‘O Clock Somewhere

Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

Michael Jackson - Rock With You

Michael Jackson - Workin’ Day And Night

Carly Jepson - Call Me Maybe

Jesus Culture - Rain Down

Jimmy Eat World - The Middle

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Bad Reputation

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Love Is All Around

Billy Joel - You May Be Right

Eric Johnson - Cliffs Of Dover

Jack Johnson - At Or With Me

Journey - Any Way You Want It

Journey - Don’t Stop Believing (Grooves)

Journey - Open Arms

Journey - Separate Ways

Journey - Wheel In The Sky

Judas Priest - Breaking The Law


Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son

Kid Rock - All Summer Long

The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done

The Killers - Spaceman

Killswitch Engage - My Curse

Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently

Kings Of Leon - Notion

KISS - Stand

Kottack - Ripped

The Knack - Good Girls Don’t


Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Miranda Lambert - Only Prettier

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain (Grooves)

Led Zeppelin - Rock N Roll (Grooves)

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Less Than Jake - Plastic Cup Politics

Lil Play | Matthew Koma - Birthday Dress

Linkin Park - The Shadow Of The Day

Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong

Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now

Lit - My Own Worst Enemy

Looking Glass - Brandy

Loverboy - Working For The Weekend

Sheena Loza - Rain Down


MGMT - Electric Feel

MGMT - Kids

M.I.A - Borders

Tim McGraw - I Like It I Love It

Madness - Our House

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

Toshiro Masuda - The Rising Fighting Spirit

Matchbox 20 - Don’t Get Me Wrong

Men At Work - Down Under

Metallica - Cyanide

Metallica - Enter Sandman

Metallica - Fade To Black

Metallica - Fuel

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

Metallica - Sad But True

Metallica - The Unforgiven

Metallica - Wherever I May Roam

Mercy Me - Move

The Steve Miller Band - Take The Money And Run

Modest Mouse - Float On

Motionless In White - Sick From The Melt

Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls

Motley Crue - Looks That Kill

Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home

Motley Crue - Same Ol’ Situation

Motley Crue - Time For A Change

Motorhead - I’ll Be Your Sister

Mumford & Sons - The Wolf

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

Muse - Uprising

Mute Math - You Are Mine

My Chemical Romance - Teenagers

My Chemical Romance - To The End

My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade


Vince Neil - Another Bad Day

Vince Neil - Promise Me

Neon Trees - 1983

New Found Glory - My Friend’s Over You

Randy Newman - I Love LA

The Newsboys - God’s Not Dead

Nickelback - How You Remind Me

Night Ranger - Sister Christian

Harry Nilsson - Gotta Get Up

Nirvana - About A Girl

Nirvana - In Bloom

Nirvana - Lithium

Nirvana - Lounge Act

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World

NOFX - Bottles To The Ground

No Doubt - Just A Girl

No Use For A Name - The Trumpet Player


OK Go - Here It Goes Again

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

The Offspring - Come Out And Play

The Offspring - One Fine Day

The Offspring - Pretty Fly For A White Guy

The Offspring - Spare Me The Details

The Offspring - Want You Bad

One Direction - One Thing

The Oufield - Your Love

Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train


Pacific Avenue - Excuse Me

Pacific Avenue - You

Papa Roach - Time Is Running Out

Paramore - Crushcrushcrush

Paramore - For A Pessimist I’m Pretty Optimistic

Paramore - Let This Go

Paramore - Still Into You

Pearl Jam - Alive

Pearl Jam - Jeremy

Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Katy Perry - Hot N Cold

Tom Petty - American Girl

Tom Petty - I Won’t Back Down

Pink - Just Like A Pill (Live From Wembley)

Pink - Leave Me Alone I’m Lonely

Pink - Please Don’t Leave Me (Live)

Pink - Who Knew

Pixies - Hey

Player - Baby Come Back

The Plimsouls - Hush Hush

The Pointer Sisters - I’m So Excited

Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

The Police - Message In A Bottle

Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Black Planet

Porcupine Tree - Hate Song

Porcupine Tree - The Sound of Muzak

Elvis Presley - Burning Love

The Pretty Reckless - Why’d You Bring A Shotgun To The Party

The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)


Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now

Queen - Killer Queen

Queen - Under Pressure

Queen - You’re My Best Friend

Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows


Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated

Rancid - New Orleans

Rancid - Ruby Soho

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Around The World

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Your Guardian Angel

Redbone - Come And Get Your Love

Renew - You Are Good

Republica - Ready To Go

Rise Against - Politics Of Love

Rise Against - Prayer of the Refugee

Rise Against - Tragedy + Time

Lionel Ritchie - All Night Long

The Rions - Anakin

Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man

Mark Ronson | Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Roxy Music - More Than This

Rush - Alien Shore

Rush - Animate

Rush - BU2B (Single Version)

Rush - Caravan

Rush - Double Agent

Rush - Dreamline

Rush - Headlong Flight

Rush - Leave That Thing Alone

Rush - Malignant Narcissism

Rush - Roll The Bones

Rush - Spindrift

Rush - Stick It Out

Rush - The Camera Eye

Rush - Tom Sawyer

Rush - Working Man

Rush - YYZ


Saint Luna - Voodoo Doll

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane

Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze

Senses Fail - Calling All Cars

Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK

Tommy Shaw - Girls With Guns

Shinedown - Creatures

Shinedown - Monsters

The Shins - Simple Song

Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Groove)

Paul Simon - Late In The Evening (Groove)

Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild

Lynrd Skynrd - Freebird

The Sleeping - You’ll Be A Corpse Before Your Time

The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma

Slipknot - Unsainted (Zildjian Performance)

Spandau Ballet - True

Social Distortion - Ball And Chain

Social Distortion - Far Behind

Social Distortion - Making Believe

Social Distortion - Ring Of Fire

Social Distortion - Sick Boys

Social Distortion - Story Of My Life

Soundgarden - Dusty

Soundgarden - Zero Chance

Spin Doctors - Two Princes

Kristian Stanfill - Beautiful Jesus

Garrison Starr - Superhero

Steely Dan - Reelin’ In The Years

Stick To Your Guns - Diamond

Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song

Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing

George Straight - I Cross My Heart

The Street Dogs - Punk Rock And Roll

Sublime - Badfish

Sublime - What I Got

Sum 41 - 13 Voices

Sum 41 - Fake My Own Death

Sum 41 - Goddamn I’m Dead Again

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger

Sweet - Fox On The Run

Taylor Swift - Love Story

System Of A Down - Aerials

System Of A Down - Soil


James Taylor - Sweet Potato Pie

Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike

The Time - 777-9311 (Groove)

Theory Of A Deadman - Hate My Life

Third Eye Blind - Jumper

Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance

Throwing Muses - Hook In Her Head

’Til Tuesday - Voices Carry

TobyMac - Get Back Up

TobyMac - Tonight

Josh Todd & The Conflict - Story Of My Life

Chris Tomlin - Our God Is Greater

Chris Tomlin - No Turning Back (Live)

Chris Tomlin - Let God Arise

Tool - The Pot

Toto - Rosanna (Groove)


U2 - Bad

U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Underoath - Desperate Times, Desperate Measures


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Who Loves You

Vampire Weekend - A-Punk

Vampire Weekend - M79

Van Halen - Dreams

Van Halen - Finish What You Started (Intro)

Van Halen - Finish What You Started (Intro Reprise)

Van Halen - Panama

The Vandals - Jackass

Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop

Vista Kicks - Marceline

Volbeat - A Warrior’s Call

Volbeat - Cape Of Our Hero

Volbeat - Heaven Nor Hell

Volbeat - Last Day Under The Sun

Volbeat - Leviathan

Volbeat - Still Counting


The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (Single Edit)

Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance

We The Kings - Check Yes Juliet

Weezer - The Good Life

Weezer - Hero

Weezer - In The Garage

Weezer- Say It Ain’t So

Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady

The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again

Wolfmother - The Joker And The Thief


Yellowclaw - 21 Bad Bitches