I use a Shareware Program called "Henry's Percussion Studio". Rhythm percussion patterns are often difficult
to remember, and even more difficult to read. Percussion Studio
solves these problems with its simple rhythm and drum notation system that
lets you easily transcribe rhythms. It can play multiple instrument
voices simultaneously, and each track is mutable so you can play
along and learn individual djembe drum parts. The program comes with a set of
standard rhythms, and you can add your own percussion instruments. It provides
functions for automatic handset notation. You can also use Percussion
Studio as a rhythm sampler with WAV files. The program allows simultaneous
playing and editing, and plays note changes immediately.
The Rhythm player is FREE! an upgrade to an editor to save, edit, and create new rhythms is $29, a bargain for what this program offers!