Djavan – Lei (Drum Sheet Music)

Here’s the full drum transcription for “Lei” by Djavan, from the album Meu Lado (1986) with Teo Lima on drums.

The tune has mainly two sections: the verse with an implicit Partido Alto groove with the bass drum on 2 & 4 and snare on the last 16th note, and the chorus section with a samba feel. Teo Lima in the verse section plays the hi-hat with two hands accenting the third 16th note. Details are very important, the drum fill at the end of the intro (3 over 4) is played in many other Brazilian songs; there is a lot to be inspired by in Latin music.


djavan lei drum transcription partitura