7 drum beats for keeping light time

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Recently I played drums for the musical A Christmas Carol. I hadn't really done this kind of work before, apart from once a long time ago. I encountered quite a few sheet music directions that I was not used to - and a few that I had never heard of. One of the things I saw was 'light time', or 'keep light time'. This was pretty straight forward and easy to know what it means - play a very soft drum beat. What I have for you here is 7 drum beats containing the drum sheet music of the kind of beats I played in these sections.

In case you are interested, this was my drum kit set up for the shows (apologies for the finger printed cymbals - I was very busy!):



You can find more exercise sheets like this in the premium drum ebook Beats and Fills Drum Book - Basic Beginners


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