by Van Halen

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"Jump" as recorded by Van Halen

Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.

4 page chart - $4.99

Difficulty Level: Advanced Genre: Classic Rock

This month, we present one of the year’s biggest hits, from an album that figured impressively in MD’s 1984 Readers Poll. “Jump,” from Van Halen’s 1984, is unabashedly good-time, hard rock, but not without some interesting highlights. Note the interesting alternation of cymbal cup and hi-hat (measures 17 and 18 of letter A, and measures 9 and 10 of letter B), and the creative, syncopated interplay between the ride/crash and the snare/bass at letter C. Alex seems to be enjoying himself here-playing straight-ahead rock with a creative flair.

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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.

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