The year? 1984. The artist? Michael Jackson. The producer? Quincy Jones. The guitarist? Eddie Van Halen. The drummer? Jeff Porcaro (of Toto), who was as solid drummer as there ever was. Great quote of his: All I ever think about is time and groove.” Now go get your drums and beat it.
Beat Itby Michael Jackson
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"Beat It" as recorded by Michael Jackson
Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.
Difficulty Level: Beginner Genre: Pop
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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.
I have been using the Classic Rock Drum Charts collection for many years. There is nothing better to practice and rehearse to, than these charts transcribed by James Morton.Michael Sheahan