For the purpose of playing live, working through ("popular") songs involving verse, chorus, bridge, intro, outro, etc., is there a standard notation that drummers use to help them know what to play, and when?
Note: I want to exclude staff music from this discussion. I am given a piece of paper with the lyrics printed out, and with chords written above. I am comfortable adding the time signature and tempo (q = 120bpm or what have you), but is there a standard way that professional drummers would "markup" their chord charts?
I would like to notate dynamics such as:
- when to come in
- when to lay out
- who starts the song (me clicking in, guitar riff, ...?)
- what volume I'm playing
- what beat am I using (e.g. Hats, ride, Tom, etc.)
- builds, breaks, etc.
Admittedly, staff music would be better, but it is not practical, especially considering that we do not always stick to a predetermined arrangement for the song.
Hopefully there's a simple answer like "yes, The Chaz. It's called the _ method"