Sheet 1 – Drum Exercises for Beginners – Grade 1

Sheet 1 – Drum Exercises for Beginners – Grade 1

Welcome to the first in the series of ‘Drum Exercises for Beginners – Grade 1’. There are short repeated exercises in the following categories, which are ideal for practicing on your own, or for using by drum teachers as part of a lesson plan. You...
10 breakfast snare drum exercises – phonetic rhythms

10 breakfast snare drum exercises – phonetic rhythms

Here we are going to use 5 breakfast rhythms in various combinations to make up the 10 exercises for the snare drum. We use the words phonetically to help play the rhythms. TEA (One quarter note COFFEE (Two 8th notes) SAUSAGES (Two 16th notes and an 8th note)...
Snare drum sheet music based around single stroke fours and sextuplets

Snare drum sheet music based around single stroke fours and sextuplets

This snare drum sheet is ideal for practicing the single stroke four drum rudiment and also for playing sextuplet rhythms within a piece. The piece could be played by a group of snare drums or other drums if the players are at an intermediate level of above (at least...
Beginners snare drum piece lasting 8 bars

Beginners snare drum piece lasting 8 bars

This short snare drum piece works on a few of the fundamental subdivisions and rhythms used at grade 1 level and leading up to it. The piece consists of quarter notes, 8th notes, 16th notes and quarter note rests. The performance technique of playing on the rim of the...
Group snare drum piece with 3 difficulty levels (Piece 5, Book 1)

Group snare drum piece with 3 difficulty levels (Piece 5, Book 1)

This snare drum piece could be played by a single drummer, or as part of a group of drummers. The snare drum piece is an example of a short piece with two snare drum parts of different ability levels. There are 2 difficulty levels; beginners up to grade 1, and grade 2...
8 Technique Exercises for Accents and Ghost Notes

8 Technique Exercises for Accents and Ghost Notes

These snare drum or practice pad exercises are similar to drum rudiments. The drum exercises work on possible sticking and dynamic eventualities that you may encounter in drum beats and grooves, drum fills, and snare drum sheet music. The exercises also could be used...
10 Bar Snare Drum Piece with Dynamics – Beginners Grade 1-2

10 Bar Snare Drum Piece with Dynamics – Beginners Grade 1-2

There is a free PDF download with this post, which you may use to print out the sheet music. Instructions The first line contains a mixture of 16th notes, 8th notes, and quarter notes, and the dynamic is p, which means quiet. On the second line, there is a long...
16 bar Snare Drum Exercise – with dynamics – Grade 1-2

16 bar Snare Drum Exercise – with dynamics – Grade 1-2

This is a short snare drum piece lasting 16 bars consisting of grade 1 and grade 2 level snare drum rhythms. The snare drum sheet music focuses on using plenty of dynamics, which are for volume changes in the music. The dynamics include: p (piano = soft/quiet) mf...