Home » Arts and Entertainment » Music

Drum Tabs A Must for Drummers

Jul 1, 2008
Drum tabs is basically a form of sheet music for drummers. It is like a shorthand notation of the normal drum notation. The purpose of the drum tabs is that it helps the author write long drum notation text and then make sure that there are copies of that available to drummers. Instead they use drum tabs which are in shorthand and hence save time considerably.

The bets way of course is to learn to play drums using the standardized drum notation and also take private lessons or coaching classes to learn the actual music notation. But most drummers start playing drums as a hobby and hence do not have time to take lessons so these drum tabs help them in learning music fast an playing their part as a drummer.

If you search online then you will find thousands of drum tabs available for all styles of music and also there are drum lesson available at thousands of sites. These websites have drum tabs for various bands and rock groups like the Beach Boys Drum Tabs, Beatles Gutair Tabs, Blly Joel Drum Tabs and several others.
The tablature form of music notation is very common where the basic aim is to represent the music based on the actions that the drummer will take as opposed to the putting down the music that will result from the actions.

The tabs have various symbols that denote a variety of things and I am giving a few examples like
-o- means strike or -O- means Accent or -g- means ghost note and there are several more.

Also there are different symbols for using the cymbals as most drummers play cymbals and drums alongside. That said what you need to know is really how the drum tablature is read and then how the tabs are played using those symbols.

The guitar tabs usually do not convey the timing information correctly but in the case of the drum tabs this is conveyed perfectly so that you as a drummer do not have to fret about timing.

So go ahead and get your drum tabs to get started fast.There are several elements involved in learning any sort of music and the best way to learn them is to learn by coaching. My recommendation would be to find a coaching class in your area and enrol there. As a drummer drum tabs can help you but to a certain extent and to reach the expert level you need to learn drum the hard way.
About the Author
The author writes about special drummer gifts and has a website dedicated for drummer gifts .
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 142
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources