Thread: How many lines?
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:43 AM   #8
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Default Re: How many lines?

I ask more for my own curiosity, as I suspect that the inability to read the score is a little deeper than the number of lines.
Yes, I had that problem as well when I first started. Coming from a treble clef world, the drumming clef was a strange language. I've never seen a two-line drumming clef before, but Pete is correct with right above/left below (I tell the kids 'raised above the line is right hand, lower than the line is left hand). Hash marks on the tail mean rolls, and combination of rolls are usually written with the heads tied together.
I think the main problem you will have is most Scottish snare drumming scores are written in short hand notation, so not all of the actual strokes are written down (that is called expanded notation).

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