MIDI Drum Map

The Standard Drum Kit For General MIDI

There are 47 drum sounds assigned to universally specific MIDI note positions (like the keys on a synthesizer keyboard).

The drums sounds are always accessed via MIDI channel 10 on a General MIDI instrument. Channel 10, therefore is designated as the "drum channel," and channels 1-9 and 11-16 are designated as "melodic channels" for use with the standard 128 GM sounds.

Note: Sometimes shifted by one note, as shown in ALT

Key Instrument Key Instrument (ALT)
B0 35 Acoustic bass drum B0 34
C1 36 Bass drum 1 C1 35 Acoustic bass drum
C1# 37 Side stick C1# 36 Bass drum 1
D1 38 Acoustic snare D1 37 Side stick
D1# 39 Hand clap D1# 38 Acoustic snare
E1 40 Electric snare E1 39 Hand clap
F1 41 Low floor tom F1 40 Electric snare
F1# 42 Closed hi-hat F1# 41 Low floor tom
G1 43 High floor tom G1 42 Closed hi-hat
G1# 44 Pedal hi-hat G1# 43 High floor tom
A1 45 Low tom A1 44 Pedal hi-hat
A1# 46 Open hi-hat A1# 45 Low tom
B1 47 Low mid tom B1 46 Open hi-hat
C2 48 High mid tom C2 47 Low mid tom
C2# 49 Crash cymbal C2# 48 High mid tom
D2 50 High tom D2 49 Crash cymbal
D2# 51 Ride cymbal 1 D2# 50 High tom
E2 52 Chinese cymbal E2 51 Ride cymbal 1
F2 53 Ride bell F2 52 Chinese cymbal
F2# 54 Tambourine F2# 53 Ride bell
G2 55 Splash cymbal G2 54 Tambourine
G2# 56 Cowbell G2# 55 Splash cymbal
A2 57 Crash cymbal 2 A2 56 Cowbell
A2# 58 Vibraslap A2# 57 Crash cymbal 2
B2 59 Ride cymbal 2 B2 58 Vibraslap
C3 60 High bongo C3 59 Ride cymbal 2
C3# 61 Low bongo C3# 60 High bongo
D3 62 Mute hi conga D3 61 Low bongo
D3# 63 Open hi conga D3# 62 Mute hi conga
E3 64 Low conga E3 63 Open hi conga
F3 65 High timbale F3 64 Low conga
F3# 66 Low timbale F3# 65 High timbale
G3 67 High agogo G3 66 Low timbale
G3# 68 Low agogo G3# 67 High agogo
A3 69 Cabasa A3 68 Low agogo
A3# 70 Maracas A3# 69 Cabasa
B3 71 Short whistle B3 70 Maracas
C4 72 Long whistle C4 71 Short whistle
C4# 73 Short guiro C4# 72 Long whistle
D4 74 Long guiro D4 73 Short guiro
D4# 75 Claves D4# 74 Long guiro
E4 76 High woodblock E4 75 Claves
F 4 77 Low woodblock F 4 76 High woodblock
F4# 78 Mute cuica F4# 77 Low woodblock
G4 79 Open cuica G4 78 Mute cuica
G4# 80 Mute triangle G4# 79 Open cuica
A4 81 Open triangle A4 80 Mute triangle
A4# 82   A4# 81 Open triangle
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