© drum notation and image by austin burcham
© drum notation and image by austin burcham

Hey everyone,

i found something, that (legitimately) could be called the Holy Grail of drum notation.
I’ve been trying to work this out for quite a while, but never really got my hands on a reliable source that provides all the info you need. Until yesterday…

I stumbled upon the Youtube channel of Austin Burcham, while i was viewing a couple of Chris Coleman vids: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHf-VVmaLtXPb0-DjVxdSIg

He’s been doing some cool lessons on crazy fill-ins and licks, but also provided a full tutorial on how to use Logic Pro X as a drum notation tool. I have been using the tool recently to transcribe some strings for my solo project, but can finally use it for various drum notations now, which makes me extremely happy.

You can find the video here:

He also provided a link to a step-by-step PDF guide: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-C–WLLdu_VcEVKRE1lbEwtV0k&usp=drive_web

This opens up various possibilities. Not only can you program midi drums on whatever project you’re working on and have it transcribed right away, but you could also import audio files from your favorite songs, quantize and flex them to a certain click tempo and then transcribe the drums, starting whereever you want…

I’m pretty sure a lot of people would love to use this method for their lessons, practicing or just playing around, so make sure to check out his channel and give him the credits he deserves. Thank you Austin!

I’ll just lock myself in now and start working on transcribing some of my favorite releases…


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