Lucas

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to  keep playing the beats for Lesson 7

How to practice effectively: For Lesson 7, keep hacking at these a little bit more. Remember that its ok to go slowly and stop and start when you’re practicing, but when you’re playing for real you need to be able to make mistakes and keep going so make sure to practice the beats without stopping too.

Awesome job today, looking forward to next week!

 

Jonah

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to record Ride by Twenty-One Pilots for the May 10th recital if possible.

How to practice effectively: The video is due Sunday the 8th so find some time with your mom and use your ipad to follow the steps I gave you. Let me know if you get stuck or have any problems!

Super excited to hear your video!

 

Samson

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: Your assignment this week Samson is to work through all of Todd Rundgren’s It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference so that we can record it next week in the lesson. Here is the UPDATED TRANSCRIPTION.

How to practice effectively: But as for finishing up It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference, its all coming together pretty nicely! At this point you’re ready to start playing the song without the music so try and only use the sheet to refresh your memory. Play with the song a lot and make sure that you’re not slowing down in the transitions. Remember to keep the triplets tight and listen to make sure you’re playing in time with the song. Next week we’ll keep trucking through it and hopefully finish. Also here is my video about the last fill if you still need it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dpRnvgQnxVGb170Cutx89abLskSNlVOc/view?usp=sharing

Awesome to hear all your creative ideas!

 

Sam

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Sam I want you to keep practicing the Lesson 5 beats with the hi-hat variations, and start taking a look at Anderson .Paak’s Heart Don’t Stand a Chance.

How to practice effectively: For the Lesson 5 beats take your time. Go slowly at first. If you need to try only a couple limbs together at first before putting it all together thats fine. Experiment with different ways of breaking it down if you get stuck. Practice till the point where you can stop and start the hi-hat notes without losing time. Don’t worry about a metronome, just focus on breaking each beat down the way we did in the lessons and add the hi-hat foot on the quarter note downbeats (1 2 3 4). For Anderson .Paak, try your best to see if you can figure out how the first part goes by ear and then we’ll work it out together next week!

Fantastic job today, it was awesome to see you make some progress with the hi-hat foot!

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