Catch and Throw – Sangatsu

Drum Sign System

What is this?

A method to create drum patterns in real-time by simple signs.

What do I need?

How to?

  1. Define signs in drums, and corresponding performances in drums.
  2. Someone gives a sign.
  3. Everyone plays the corresponding performance together.
  4. Change the person who gives a sign.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4.


In this video, correspondences between a sign and a performance are defined as below.

Sign Performance
Hi-hat A point (figure in mind)
Snare A line (figure in mind)
Cymbal Filling (figure in mind)
Rimshot Splattering (figure in mind)