Drum Beat in the style of

"Smoke On The Water"

by Deep Purple

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How do I read drum music?


TIPS:

  • %  means repeat the previous bar.  > means play the note louder

  • The Hi-hat and snare drum are played with a RLRL sticking pattern

  • Watch out for the 32nd notes in the last bar - don't start too fast
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Band: Deep Purple

Album: Machine Head

 

Drummer: Ian Paice