This page contains a selection of free drum transcriptions that I have worked out by ear. In an effort to transcribe the drum parts accurately, I also use audio slow-down software and any available performance footage.

Notation Guide

AC/DC – Highway To Hell (drums: Phil Rudd)

Adele – Skyfall (James Bond theme) (drums: Leo Taylor)

Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar (drums: Nick Movshon)

Anderson .Paak – King James (drums: Anderson .Paak)

Avenged Sevenfold – Shepherd of Fire (drums: Arin Ilejay)

Avril Lavigne – I’m With You (drums: Matthew Brann)

Blondie – Sunday Girl (drums: Clem Burke)

Brother Strut – Vinyl Is My Bible (drums: Frank Tontoh)

Chaka Khan – Clouds (drums: Steve Ferrone)

Coldplay – Yellow (drums: Will Champion)

Foo Fighters – Something From Nothing (drums: Taylor Hawkins)

Frank Turner – The Way I Tend To Be (drums: Nigel Powell)

Free – All Right Now (drums: Simon Kirke)

Gary Moore – Walking By Myself (drums: Graham Walker)

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc (drums/programming: James Dring)

Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams (drums: Tré Cool)

Imagine Dragons – Tiptoe (drums: Daniel Platzman)

James Brown – Funky Drummer (solo break) (drums: Clyde Stubblefield)

James Morrison – My Love Goes On (feat. Joss Stone) (drums: Ash Soan)

Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl (drums: Derrick McKenzie)

Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June (drums: Derrick McKenzie)

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) (drums: Bruno Mars)

Mr. Big – Merciless (drums: Pat Torpey)

Muse – Hysteria (drums: Dominic Howard)

Nickelback – How You Remind Me (drums: Ryan Vikedal)

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (drums: Dave Grohl)

Paramore – Ain’t It Fun (drums: Ilan Rubin)

Paramore – Pool (drums: Zac Farro)

Paramore – Told You So (drums: Zac Farro)

Pink – Who Knew (drums: Lasse Mårtén)

Primus – Tommy The Cat (drums: Tim Alexander)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California (drums: Chad Smith)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Goodbye Angels (drums: Chad Smith)

Santana – Smooth (drums: Rodney Holmes)

Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger (drums: Marc Droubay)

The Beatles – When I’m Sixty Four (drums: Ringo Starr)

The Cult – Lil’ Devil (drums: Les Warner)

The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City (drums: Joe Butler)

The XX – Intro (programmed beats: Jamie Smith)

Thirty Seconds To Mars – Kings and Queens (drums: Shannon Leto)

…more coming soon