Ezra

Practice time: 45 min/day

While playing along to the recording of Best Song Ever:

  1. Play quarter notes on the bass drum and quarter notes on any of the other drums or cymbals (alternate sticking R-L-R-L-…)
  2. Play quarter notes on the bass drum and eighth notes on any of the other drums or cymbals (alternate sticking R-L-R-L-…)
  3. While playing quarter notes on the bass drum, play 4 bars of quarter notes with your hands, then 4 bars of eighth notes with your hands. Repeat. (Just like in our lesson)
  4. Do that again, except 2 bars each.
  5. Do that again, except 1 bar each.

Play all of the Best Song Ever patterns.

  • Count sixteenth notes out loud
  • After you have played all of them, go through the patterns again except don’t move on to the next one until you are able to play the current pattern without looking at the sheet.

Elora

Practice time: 30 min/day

Play all of the Basic Beats. Count eighth notes out loud as you play (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and).

  • Don’t move on to the next pattern until you are able to play the current one without looking at the sheet.

Isobel

Practice time: 30 min/day

Play all of the Basic Beats. Count eighth notes out loud as you play (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and).

  1. Don’t move on to the next pattern until you are able to play the current one without looking at the sheet.
  2. Play patterns #1 and #2 in a row without stopping. Loop them (play them over and over again) until you are able to play them at least 4 times in a row without making a mistake (including slowing down).

Ewan

Practice time: 30 min/day

Play all of the Believer training beats.

  • Do at least 2 or 3 of them each day.
  • Count triplets out loud as you play.
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