Chad Smith Drum Transcription: “Magic Johnson”


A Chad Smith drum transcription from the handwritten archives. He unleashes some powerful snare and funk chops on this upbeat Red Hot Chili Peppers track. From the album Mother’s Milk, it’s a force of nature all its own.

Notation key:

notes on the bottom of staff = kick drum
notes under bottom of staff ‘x’ = high hat with left foot
notes on the middle of staff = snare
circled notes on other lines = toms
top of staff ‘x” = high hat (when a 0 is on top = open)
top of staff ‘x’ with circle around it is ride cymbal
top of staff triangle = crash cymbal

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