Beginner Drum Music

Hone Your Skills and Learn to Read Music With These Easy Drum Charts

If you’re relatively new to the drums, or just new to drum sheet music, this page is perfect for you. It’s all about beginner drum music.

We’ve gone through our digital drum charts library and sorted out the charts that are easiest to play, perfect for getting the hang of reading music or learning how to play the drums.

My dad uses many of these charts frequently with his drum students. Drum charts are extremely valuable tools to use while learning to play the drums. 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 grow considerably.

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

Ready to get started? See below for all of our beginner drum sheet music. Or check out our Beginner Chart Book, pictured at right, for a package deal on 30 great beginner drum charts.

Beginner Drum Music

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Beginner Drum Sheet Music

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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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5-9 charts 15% off
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20-29 charts 35% off
30+ charts 40% off
Title
Artist
Year
Comments
Music
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Everly Brothers
1958
These guys could sing! Buddy Harman on drums.
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Beatles
1964
From the With The Beatles CD. A great lesser known Lennon song.
$2.99
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Pink Floyd
1979
The chorus came from a school in Islington, England, and was chosen because it was close to the studio.
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Queen
1980
Queen bass player John Deacon wrote this number one hit.
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Four Tops
1964
Motown magic, not to mention a classic.
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Beatles
1963
The Beatles do a heartfelt tribute to Smokey Robinson. John sings, Ringo drums.
Free
Slim Harpo
1966
The blues occasionally makes it on the charts, like this one. What, you think a guy named Slim Harpo does rap?
Free
Huey Lewis & The News
1984
From Sports. VERY funny song, VERY easy chart.
$3.99
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
1969
John Fogerty = great songwriter. The refrain in the chorus, "there's a bad moon on the rise," is commonly misheard as "there's a bathroom on the right".
$1.99
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T. Rex
1971
Rock classic featuring frontman Marc Bolan.
$4.99
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Michael Jackson
1984
One of Michael's many monster hits. Jeff Porcaro drums.
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Dave Clark Five
1964
The DC5's first rock ballad. Dave Clark is rich today.
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Michael Jackson
1983
Michael Jackson's biggest hit, produced by Quincy Jones, with drumming by Leon "Ndugu" Chancler.
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Beatles
1968
Made up in the studio. From the White Album. Nothing but fun.
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The Verve
1997
Featured in the movie Cruel Intentions, this track has an interesting history regarding the Rolling Stones.
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The Pretenders
1980
One of the lasting hits of the 80s, still very popular. Brass = money. Drummer = Martin Chambers.
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Neil Sedaka
1962
Yes it is. This was a hit twice for Neil. "They say that breaking up is hard to do/now I know, I know that it's true..."
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Van Morrison
1967
A chart by one of my all time favorites-- Van the Man. A real classic.
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Kool & The Gang
1980
Played everywhere: weddings, political conventions, parties...funerals....
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John Fogerty
1985
"Put me in coach..." The best baseball song ever written.
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