Hey everyone!

For those of you new to my homework posts, you should know that I include every student’s homework in each post. Unfortunately, our posting system does not allow for only individual homework to be sent. Each student’s homework has its own section in the post and will be labelled by name.

Xyler

Practice time: 30 min/day

Practice Overview:

  • Memorize names of drums
  • Exercise 1: R L
  • Exercise 2: L R
  • Exercise 3: Feet

Memorize the names of the drums – 5 minutes

Warm-up – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 – 5 minutes

  • Count “1, 2, 3, 4” out loud. Continue to count throughout the rest of the exercises.
  • On the snare drum, play R (right hand), L (left hand), R, L, R, L, etc. Play each note at the same time you say a number.
  • Then, do the same thing but on the closed hi-hats (push the pedal down with your left foot).
  • Then, do the same thing on each tom-tom and the floor tom.

Exercise 2 – 5 minutes

  • Repeat Exercise 1, but starting with the left hand (L, R, L, R, etc.).

Break – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 3 – 5 minutes

  • Count “1, 2, 3, 4” out loud.
  • Play the bass drum on each number.
  • Then, play the hi-hats (with your foot) on each number.
  • Then, play the bass drum on numbers “1” and “3” and the hi-hats (with your foot) on “2” and “4”.

Kaden

Practice time: 45 min/day

Practice Overview:

  • Exercise 1: Basic Beats (slow)
  • Exercise 2: Basic Beats (medium or fast)
  • Exercise 3: Accented triplets
  • Exercise 4: Seven Nation Army

Warm-up – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 – 10 minutes

  • While playing along to SLOW music you like, go through the “Basic Beats” sheet I gave you.
  • Don’t move from one pattern to another without having mastered the first. By “mastering” a pattern, I mean being able to play it 4 times in a row without (1) making a mistake and (2) looking at the sheet.

Exercise 2 – 10 minutes

  • Repeat Exercise 1 but while playing along to MEDIUM-tempo or FAST music you like.

Break – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 3 – 5 minutes

  • On your snare drum, play the triplet rhythm I wrote on the back of the “Basic Beats” sheet.
  • Remember: the circled notes are accented (play them louder than the others).
  • Alternate your sticking (RLR LRL RLR LRL, etc.) instead of playing all the notes with just one hand.

Exercise 4 – 10 min

  • Play along to Seven Nation Army. Listen to yourself very carefully to see if you “flip” the beat (play the snare drum on “1” and “3” instead of “2” and “4”). If this happens, you can correct yourself by only playing the hi-hats and then coming back in with the rest of the drums when you have figured out the correct counting.

Mateo

Practice time: 30 min/day

Practice Overview:

  • Exercise 1: RL hi-hats
  • Exercise 2: Hi-hats + bass drum
  • Exercise 3: “1, 2” beat

Warm-up – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 – 5 minutes

  • Count “1, 2” out loud. Keep it going.
  • On the closed hi-hats (you close them by keeping your left foot pushed down on the pedal), play R (right hand), L (left hand), R, L, R, L, etc. Keep it going.
  • Do it again, but start with your left hand (L, R, L, R, etc.). Keep it going.

Exercise 2 – 5 minutes

  • Count “1, 2” out loud.
  • On the closed hi-hats, play R, L, R, L, etc.
  • At the same time, play the bass drum every time you play the hi-hats.
  • Try it again, but this time, don’t use your right hand. Play L, L, L, L, etc. on the hi-hats

Break – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 3 – 10 minutes

  • Count “1, 2” out loud.
  • Play the hi-hats with your left hand each time you say a number.
  • Then, only play the hi-hats and bass drum as you say “1”.
  • Then, only play the hi-hats and snare drum as you say “2”.
  • Then, play the hi-hats and bass drum on “1,” AND the hi-hats and snare drum on “2”.

Ella

Practice time: 30 min/day

Practice Overview

  • Exercise 1: Basic Beats
  • Exercise 2: Hotel California

Warm-up – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 – 10 minutes

  • While playing along to music you like, go through the “Basic Beats” sheet I gave you.
  • Don’t move from one pattern to another without having mastered the first. By “mastering” a pattern, I mean being able to play it 4 times in a row without (1) making a mistake and (2) looking at the sheet.

Break – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 2 – 10 minutes

  • Practice the main beat to Hotel California while playing along to the recording.
  • You don’t have to do fills if you don’t want to.

Sylvie

Practice time: 30 min/day

Practice Overview:

  • Memorize names of drums
  • Exercise 1: R L
  • Exercise 2: L R
  • Exercise 3: Feet

Memorize the names of the drums – 5 minutes

Warm-up – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 – 5 minutes

  • Count “1, 2, 3, 4” out loud. Continue to count throughout the rest of the exercises.
  • On the snare drum, play R (right hand), L (left hand), R, L, R, L, etc. Play each note at the same time you say a number.
  • Then, do the same thing but on the closed hi-hats (push the pedal down with your left foot).
  • Then, do the same thing on each tom-tom and the floor tom.

Exercise 2 – 5 minutes

  • Repeat Exercise 1, but starting with the left hand (L, R, L, R, etc.).

Break – 5 minutes

  • Do what you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 3 – 5 minutes

  • Count “1, 2, 3, 4” out loud.
  • Play the bass drum on each number.
  • Then, play the hi-hats (with your foot) on each number.
  • Then, play the bass drum on numbers “1” and “3” and the hi-hats (with your foot) on “2” and “4”.
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