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Rob

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Ezra

Practice time: 30 min/day

Exercises

  1. Basic Beats – slow
  2. Basic Beats – medium

Warm up (5 min): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 (10 min): Basic Beats – slow

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat slowly
  • Don’t move on to the next Beat until you have played the current Beat several times in a row perfectly

Break (5 mins): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 2 (10 min): Basic Beats – medium

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat at a medium speed
  • Don’t move on to the next Beat until you have played the current Beat several times in a row perfectly

 

Elora

Practice time: 30 min/day

Exercises:

  1. Basic Beats 1-4
  2. Basic Beats 5-9

Warm up (5 min): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 (10 min): Basic Beats 1-4

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 4, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, here are steps to “building” a Beat. Note: The steps are cumulative; as you move on to new steps, do not stop what you were doing before.
    1. Start by counting “1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &” over and over again.
    2. Play the hi-hats on every number and “&”. Make sure that the hi-hats are closed (touching each other) by holding down the left foot pedal.
    3. Play the bass drum every time you say “1”.
    4. Play the bass drum every time you say “3”
    5. Play the snare drum every time you say “2”.
    6. Play the snare drum every time you say “4”.
    7. Play the written Beat.

Break (5 mins): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 2 (10 min): Basic Beats 5-9

  • Starting with Beat 5 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, use the “building a Beat” method.

 

Isobel and Ewan

Practice time: 30 min/day

Exercises:

  1. Basic Beats 1-4
  2. Basic Beats 5-9

Warm up (5 min): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 (10 min): Basic Beats 1-4

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 4, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, here are steps to “building” a Beat. Note: The steps are cumulative; as you move on to new steps, do not stop what you were doing before.
    1. Start by counting “1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &” over and over again.
    2. Play the hi-hats on every number and “&”. Make sure that the hi-hats are closed (touching each other) by holding down the left foot pedal.
    3. Play the bass drum every time you say “1”.
    4. Play the bass drum every time you say “3”
    5. Play the snare drum every time you say “2”.
    6. Play the snare drum every time you say “4”.
    7. Play the written Beat.

Break (5 mins): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 2 (10 min): Basic Beats 5-9

  • Starting with Beat 5 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, use the “building a Beat” method.
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