FAQ - Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you.


How do I download a song?

For songs hosted on this site; after creating an account and purchasing the sheet music, there will be a download link on the order confirmation page.  Additionally, an email will be sent to the email address provided during account creation. That link in your email will always be available to take you to the order confirmation page download link. Learn More...

What format will the sheet music come in?

All songs will be made available in downloadable and printable PDF format.  Most will be digital music notation created using software like Sebelius, Finale, or Musescore, etc.  However, some will be handwritten music notation.

The "Type" of transcription describes important details about the kind of transcription such as:

    •    Full Drum Transcription - An interpretation of the entire song.

    •    Selection Drum Transcription - Only part of the song.

    •    Simplified Drum Transcription - A simplified version of the song.

    •    Rough Draft Drum Transcription - Not a final draft and likely incomplete.  The transcriber is especially encouraging comments and corrections by others.
    •    Collection of Drum Transcriptions - Not available as an individual song, but as part of a larger collection of songs from a compilation such as a Hal Leonard book of transcriptions for a particular artist.

    •    Big Band Drum Chart - Not actually a transcription but a big band drum chart.

What if I don't receive an email?

You should receive an email containing the download link for your purchase. Sometimes email gets caught up in SPAM filters. Make sure to check you SPAM, Junk, Other, or Trash folders in your email. A typo in the email address is a common reason for emails not being received. Double-check that your email address is correct before purchasing or creating an account. We’re here to help. If you have any issues or if you suspect that there may have been a typo, please contact us.

Forgot your password?

Go to the login page and click the 'Forgot your password?' link. This will take you to a page where you can enter your account email. Click 'Submit' and we will send you an email to reset your password.

Why do I keep being directed to another website for a song I would like to purchase?

DrumSetSheetMusic.com is both an index (charts are hosted on other sites) and a marketplace (charts are hosted here on site).  As such we have indexed and have affiliate relationships with many third party web sites which sell sheet music in addition to our own. We try to provide the largest index possible for users like you to find the songs you are looking for quickly and easily.

How can I sell/list my own transcriptions?

As DrumSetSheetMusic.com is both an index and a marketplace you can either have your transcriptions hosted with us or you could have us index and link to your own site.  If you have a website where you sell or otherwise make available your transcriptions and would like to be indexed and listed on our site, then please contact us and let us know. 

If you have transcriptions but don't have them on a website then you can open a marketplace account with us to create your own storefront on our site and have us host your transcriptions for sale. Learn more...

Is it legal to buy and sell drum set transcriptions?

As we are not lawyers, we can't offer legal advice. :-) What we can say is that US and International laws that govern drum set sheet music transcriptions or written down interpretations of drum beats are very different than transcriptions for melodies and lyrics. There are also marked differences with the judicial precedent and statutory interpretation involved in part because of little to no historical judgements. We do try to encourage the purchase of official publications when possible as artists and copyright holders are able to be compensated for their work in the few cases where these actually exist.  However, to get actual legal advice, you should contact a lawyer. 

Here's a great article for further reading: https://lawyerdrummer.com/2018/04/can-copyright-drumbeat/