Recently I played drums in a musical at my local Theatre. 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 to help the singer keep time), but this post is here to show you the types of beats I relied as a basis for these sections. 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.