Advanced Drum Music

Hone Your Skills With These Advanced Drum Charts

If you’re a seasoned drummer or you’ve already had a lot of experience playing charts, we have got some advanced drum music here to get you rockin’ and further hone your skills.

We’ve gone through our digital drum charts library and sorted out the most challenging tunes to play on the drums, perfect for experienced drummers looking to hone their skills with a challenge or add some more songs to their repertoire.

Playing drum charts can be an invaluable part of sharpening your abilities. Getting into the feel of a song will improve many of your skills, and if you learn to read music your windows of opportunity as a drummer can grow considerably.

In addition to the sheet music found on this page, you may also be interested in some of the drum books written by James Morton.

Ready to get started? See below for all of our advanced drum sheet music. Or check out our Advanced Chart Book, pictured at right, for a discounted package deal on 15 hand-selected advanced drum charts from our library.

Advanced Chart Book

15 advanced drum charts at 48% off

Advanced Drum Sheet Music

Quality Transcriptions You Can Count On

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.

Bulk Order Discounts

5-9 charts 15% off
10-19 charts 25% off
20-29 charts 35% off
30+ charts 40% off
Title
Artist
Year
Comments
Music
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Paul Simon
1976
One of the most famous drum patterns in rock: Steve Gadd rules.
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Journey
1980
Steve Perry and Neal Schon wrote this on the tour bus. Steve Smith drums.
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Donald Fagen
1988
Tight and crisp funk shuffle, from the movie Bright Lights, Big City. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Aretha Franklin
1967
The Muscle Shoals session musicians tear it up behind Aretha. Roger Hawkins is the soulful drummer.
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James Brown
1967
Could this be the funkiest thing ever recorded? I think it is.
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Sting
1985
Sting gets jazzy. Omar Hakim manning the drums. Cool, man, just cool.
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Led Zeppelin
1973
From the album Houses Of The Holy, bouncy reggae feel. John Bonham on drums. Cool fills throughout.
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Police
1981
Reggae-rock as played by Stewart Copeland. Breakthrough drumming.
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Journey
1981
Steve Smith, one of the best drummers on the planet.
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Van Halen
1988
"That ain't the way to treat the broken hearted..." Brother Alex does the drumming. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Led Zeppelin
1969
Classic drumming from John Bonham. Still sounds great!
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John Cougar
1982
Kenny Aronoff switches hands, makes 8th notes sound so good.
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Aretha Franklin
1968
Top 10 hit for the Queen of soul. Roger Hawkins does some fine drumming.
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Staple Singers
1972
#1 funky song with Roger Hawkins again. Very nice!!!!!
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Led Zeppelin
1971
From Led Zepelin III. Hard, driving drumming.
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Big Country
1983
Scottish band, nice drumming by Mark Brzezicki. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Huey Lewis & The News
1987
Bruce Hornsby wrote this #1 hit. Solid.
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Van Halen
1984
Might as well. Hot song. Alex on drums.
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ZZ Top
1974
Inspired by John Lee Hooker, this shuffle rocks hard.
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Paul Simon
1980
Steve Gadd's drumming sizzles- see the movie One Trick Pony.
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Yes
1972
Progressive rock band that has been around. Bill Bruford drums.
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Journey
1979
Journey's first hit, with Steve Smith on drums.
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Boston
1976
Does this bring back memories or what? Best of the '70s.
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Rush
1982
Their only Top 40 hit; Neil Peart doing his thing.
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Deep Purple
1984
Same titled comeback CD. Meter changes are fun. Heavy sound. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
2011
Do you like ghost notes? Drummer Chad Smith has a lifetime supply on this song.
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Aretha Franklin
1967
Absolutely an unquestionable classic! Roger Hawkins on drums.
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Staple Singers
1971
Memphis soul classic. Roger Hawkins on drums.
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Yes
1988
Alan White on drums.
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Aretha Franklin
1971
Bernard Purdie is great. If you don't believe it, just ask him.
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Blood Sweat & Tears
1970
Great jazz-rock drumming by Bobby Colomby.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd
1974
Southern rock at its finest. "Turn it up!" A real classic.
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Sade
1986
Cool groove, hypnotizing song, tricky drum part.
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Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass
1965
Hal Blaine gives some very tasty drumming! Nice brushwork with setups and fills.
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Rush
1981
Famous fills by Neil Peart. Landmark song from Canadians. Full 4 page chart.
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Cars
1980
The strangest hit from the Cars, in 5/4 time.
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Foreigner
1981
Great rock ballad. Very cool touches on the drums.
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Motley Crue
1987
From the Girls, Girls, Girls CD. Actually, this is interesting.
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Surfaris
1963
Every drummer gets asked at some point: "Can you play 'Wipeout'?" Here's your chance to learn how!
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Joe Jackson
1984
Very funky drumming. Joe Jackson is a very eclectic musician. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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