Chris McCaig

Drummer & Educator

Here is a collection of free transcriptions I’ve done for students over the past 20 years or so.

Some are actual note for note transcriptions and others are basic charts, giving the main ideas and the song form.

Drum teachers and students around the world have been downloading my transcriptions ever since the early 2000’s when my site was

At the time my site was one of the only sources for accurate drum transcriptions on the internet! How times have changed!

All of my more recent transcriptions can be found on my store page and can be purchased for a small fee.



ACDC - Back In Black

ACDC - Money Made

ACDC - Rock N Roll Train

ACDC - Thunderstruck


ACDC - You Shook Me All Night Long

Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Amy Shark - I Said Hi

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

Audioslave - Cochise

Audioslave - Like A Stone

Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

Avenged Sevenfold - Unholy Confessions


The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle

Blink 182 - Adam's Song

Blink 182 - All The Small Things

Blink 182 - Anthem Part Two

Blink 182 - Feeling This

Blink 182 - Stay Together For The Kids

Blur - Song 2

Brand New - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot

Breaking Benjamin - The Diary of Jane

Britney Spears - I Love Rock N Roll

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On the Edge of Town

Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall


Choirboys - Run To Paradise

Coldplay - Clocks

Coldplay - In My Place

Coldplay - Magic

Coldplay - Politik

Coldplay - Shiver

Coldplay - Square One

Coldplay - Yellow

Crazytown - Butterfly

Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon


Dashboard Confessional - Rapid Hope Loss

David Bowie - Fame

Deep Purple - Black Night

Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It)

Disturbed - Down With The Sickness


Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Eskimo Joe - Black Fingernails, Red Wine

Eskimo Joe - Sarah


Faith No More - We Care A Lot

Fall Out Boy - Beat It

Florence + The Machine - Ship To Wreck

Foo Fighters - Long Road To Ruin

Foo Fighters - The Pretender


Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues

Gary Moore - Walking By Myself

Good Charlotte - The Anthem

Green Day - 21 Guns

Green Day - American Idiot

Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Green Day - Brain Stew

Green Day - Last of the American Girls

Green Day - Minority

Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends

Green Day - Warning

Grinspoon - Better Off Alone

Grinspoon - Chemical Heart

Grinspoon - Hard Act To Follow

Grinspoon - Just Ace

Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Guy Sebastian - Tonight Again



Hall & Oates - Maneater

Hoobastank - Just One

Hozier - Take Me To Church


Incubus - Drive

Incubus - Wish You Were Here


Jet - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Jimmy Eat World - A Praise Chorus

Jimmy Eat World - The Middle

John Mayer - Heartbreak Warfare

John Mayer Trio - Who Did You Think I Was


Katy Perry - Roar

Katy Perry - This Is How We Do

Killing Heidi - Mascara

Killing Heidi - Weir

Kings Of Leon - Notion

Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody

Kiss - I Love It Loud

Kiss - Reason To Live


Lenny Kravitz - Again

Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

Limp Bizkit - Rollin'

Linkin Park - A Place For My Head

Linkin Park - Lying From You

Linkin Park - What I've Done

Little Birdy - Message To God

The Living End - Wake Up


Magic! - Rude

Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Matchbox 20 - Unwell

Metallica - Enter Sandman

Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls

Metallica - I Disappear

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

Metallica - The Day That Never Comes

MGMT - Electric Feel

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Millencolin - Fox

Millencolin - Penguins and Polar Bears

Millencolin - Pepper

MKTO - God Only Knows

Motley Crue - Livewire

Motley Crue - Looks That Kill

Muse - Assassin

My Chemical Romance - Helena


New Found Glory - Hit Or Miss

Nickelback - Animals

Nickelback - How You Remind Me

Nirvana - Breed

Nirvana - Come As You Are

Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box

Nirvana - Lithium

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

No Doubt - Hella Good

No Doubt - Hey Baby


The Offspring - Come Out and Play

One Direction - One Thing

Outkast - Hey Ya


Paramore - crushcrushcrush

Paramore - Monster

Paramore - That's What You Get

Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Pearl Jam - Not For You

Pearl Jam - Once

Pierce The Veil - One Hundred Sleepless Nights

Planetshakers - Big

P.O.D. - Alive

The Police - Every Breath You Take

Primus - My Name Is Mud

Psy - Gangnam Style


Queen - We Are The Champions

Queen - We Will Rock You

Queens of the Stone Age - The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret


Radiohead - Creep

Radiohead - Karma Police

Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fortune Faded

Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Friends

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge


Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One

Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums

Santana - Smooth

Shakira - Try Everything (From Zootopia)

Silverchair - Anthem For The Year 2000

Silverchair - Freak

Silverchair - Without You

Slick Shoes - Hide & Seek

Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

Smashing Pumpkins - Zero

Snow Patrol - Hands Open

Something For Kate - Deja Vu 

The Stone Roses - Daybreak

The Stone Roses - Sugar Spun Sister

Stone Temple Pilots - Unglued

Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline

Sugar Ray - Every Morning

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger

Switchfoot - Stars

System of a Down - Aerials

System of a Down - Chop Suey!


Taylor Swift - Blank Space

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason

Train - Drops Of Jupiter


U2 - Vertigo


Velvet Revolver - Let It Roll

The Vines - Highly Evolved


Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance

Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

Wolfmother - Woman




3 Doors Down - Kryptonite

30 Seconds To Mars - From Yesterday

+44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating