Drums & Percussion Sheet Music & Songbooks
Guitarists aren't the only musicians who have a wide range of sheet music and songbooks to choose from. In fact, drummers and percussionists of all tastes will find an impressive inventory of songbook/CD combos and sheet music collections on today's market. Whether you're a hard hitter who wants to master Slayer's catalog or even if you're a marimba player who wants to play along to The Beatles, you don't need to look any further than this selection for drums and percussion sheet music and songbooks.
So what inspires you to keep the groove? You certainly have plenty of options. If you're into surf-influenced music like the Surfaris and the 5-6-7-8s, the check out the Hal Leonard Wipe Out & Other Fun Songs - Drum Play-Along Volume 36 (Book/CD). With this book, all you have to do is follow the drum notation, listen to the supplied CD to hear how the drums should sound, then play along with the separate backing tracks. The CD is even enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch. From "Tequila" to "Woo-Hoo", this collection is a blast from start to end.
Carl Fischer is another respected publisher of sheet music and songbooks, and marching percussionists will love the John Phillip Sousa March Collections available here. Percussion 1 is for snare and bass drummers, Percussion 2 is for cymbals and triangles, and there's even a volume for timpani and mallet percussionists. Whatever you play in marching band, the Carl Fischer John Phillip Sousa March Collections are a great way to hone your skills.
There's plenty more drums and percussion sheet music songbooks here, so don't hesitate to dive into the rest of your options any time now. Like any instrument, becoming a great drummer or percussionist takes practice, dedication, and being open to a diverse range of playing styles. For this reason, it never hurts to stock up on more than one sheet music songbook; doing so will only make you a more versatile player, and the choices available here are both easy to follow and a lot of fun.