[LAU] drum notation 3-beat vs 4-beat

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 13:03:53 EDT 2008


What I understand from music lessons is that the drummer in a band can 
play 3-beat (3 beats per quarter note rhythm) or 4-beat. 3-beat is 
common in (swing)blues (?) and 4-beat is more common in popular music 
(e.g. rock, pop).

I'm wondering what this means for the drum notation. How do you write it 
down when the drummer uses 3-beat in for example 'Can't Help Falling in 
Love' from Elvis Presley?

Thanks in advance,

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