EDS Introduction  Introducing the drums

The Drum Map

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The standard arrangement for the different drums and cymbals on a drum kit on a musical stave follow a logical pattern.

Drum map showing the position of drums and cymbals on a musical stave.

On the stave, the hi-hat sits above the top line, the snare in the third space up and the bass drum in the bottom space. The kit looks a little like that, with the hi-hat above the snare and the bass drum sat on the floor.

The toms drop down to the right of a right handed player and that is kind of how they are arranged on the stave.

An acoustic drum kit in the standard arrangement.

A DD55 drum kit.

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