I am a 44yr old drummer from Atlanta who currently plays in a rock cover band known as the Radio Bandits. I have played since I can remember, but started learning to read music (snare line) in fifth grade and played through to college while marching with the Southern Pride Marching Band from Georgia Southern. I have never been one who can read music for a kit. When you post music charts for grooves and/or licks in your magazine, I try to painstakingly dissect it. I play by ear. If I can hear it, I can usually play or come mighty close.
Here’s the idea: When you post music for grooves, combine it with a link to your website so we can hear the groove – not with the other instrumentation, but solo. Readers can then listen as they decipher the musical notations. This not only makes the process easier and more interesting, it also drives readers to your website.