A couple of weeks ago I run a poll on their page asking drummers to list their favourite drum beats, fills and solos. I promised to record a free video drum lesson teaching how to play the winning drum lick. Well, hundreds replied and so the list was broken down into just the top 10 most popular suggestions and then voted on again.

The winner by a land slide was the intro drum solo from the song “Painkiller” by Judas Priest.

I also promised that, time permitting, I would transcribe some of the runner up suggestions as well. So below are some bonus free transcriptions for most of the runner ups as well.

Don’t forget to DOWNLOAD the Free PDF and happy drumming to you! 🙂


Difficulty Level _ AdvancedWinning Free Video Drum Lesson – “Painkiller” (Judas Priest)


View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Painkiller Drum Solo – Video Drum Lesson (Judas Priest & Dave Holland)


Painkiller” Drum Solo – Drum Notation

"Painkiller" (Judas Priest) - Intro Drum Solo Notation

No One Knows” (QOTSA) 1st Drum Solo – Drum Notation

"No One Knows" (QOTSA) - First Drum Solo Notation

No One Knows” (QOTSA) 3rd Drum Solo – Drum Notation

"No One Knows" (QOTSA) - Third Drum Solo Notation

Stream Of Consciousness” (Dream Theater) Intro Drum Groove – Drum Notation

"Stream Of Consciousness" (Judas Priest) - Intro Drum Groove Notation

Rock & Roll” (Led Zeppelin) Final Drum Solo – Drum Notation

"Rock & Roll" (Led Zeppelin) - Outro Drum Solo Notation

Ruin” (Lamb Of God) Drum Fill – Drum Notation

"Ruin" (Lamb Of God) - Drum Fill Notation

Blinded In Chains” (Avenged Sevenfold) Drum Fill – Drum Notation

"Blinded In Chains" (Avenged Sevenfold) - Drum Fill Notation

Rosanna” (Toto) Drum Groove & Variations – Drum Notation

"Rosanna" (Toto) - Drum Beat Notation

As always, you can post any questions you may have about this or any of my videos on the Drums The Word Facebook Page.


You can DOWNLOAD the FREE PDF drum notation by clicking HERE.

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