Hello everyone,

Here are your practice assignments for this week:

Ella

Recommended minutes to practice: 30 minutes per day

What to practice: Rudiment #2, 4, and 6. Please try #3 if you have time. “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”.

How to practice: For the rudiments #2, say “pa-ka-la-ta—” or “tri-pa-la-ta—” etc. For the rudiments #3, say “pa-ka-la-pa-ka-la-ta——” or “tri-pa-la-tri-pa-la-ta——” etc. Speaking the rhythm before you start playing helps you to understand the rhythm and internalise it. For the rudiment #4, try bouncing the stick as long as you can without controlling it. For the rudiment #6, practice RRLLRRLL… with quoter notes, 8th notes, and 16th notes. For “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”, focus on the beats that are circled. You can play at your comfortable tempo at first and try rising the tempo slightly. In addition, play the beats at the very slow tempo to make sure that the notes you play with a hand and a foot together actually hit the drums at the same time.

How parents can support practice: Creating a space and time for your child to focus on their practice session everyday bases will help them developing a great practice habit.

Eric

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: “Back In Black”.

How to practice: Speak the rhythm before you play it (especially focus on the second system). Playing with the audio is fun, but I recommend to sing the drum part with the audio! So that you can hear how your part is related to the other instruments. If you have time, play take a look at the rudiment #2 and #3.

Sylvie

Recommended minutes to practice: 30 minutes per day

What to practice: Paradiddle #1, 2, and 3 WITHOUT accents. Rudiments #2, 3, and 4.

How to practice: Use the bouncing technique instead of the down stroke. I suggest to practice with different dynamics,  f, mfmp, and p.

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