Hi everyone,

Here are your assignments for this week:

Will

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the 16th-note beats from this page, particularly #7-10: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17pjkCZ1jfMdjwRqFBMaPIG_hKMb3gQGz?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Keep working on the bounce technique on the hi-hat. Remember that after the down stroke, the stick should bounce up and then you pull it back down with your fingers. That way you are getting two strokes from each arm motion. Focus on the beats that have bass notes that line up with off-beats on the hi-hat.

Elliot

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice playing the second page of “Oh Darlin” and work on playing together with the recording: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10YGpSqgr9Z2SExyhXz7k1evG3C0t2VEc?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Focus on the fills in this song. Read each one on the page carefully and then play it a few times in a row. Try to be consistent with your stickings for each fill (order of rights and lefts). Once you have figured out all of the fills, then practice playing them in context with the rest of the song.

Damian

Recommended minutes to practice: 5-10 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the first main beat from Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jaROP8emrq7yGkV13Mt_Js4NVtEz-sCl?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Read the notes that I have provided carefully and make sure that you are playing each note on the page. Count out loud while you play to make sure you don’t lose your place. Focus on playing the bass drum and cymbal with a steady pulse and then adding the snare drum on 2 and on 4.

Nate O.

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Work on the second page of “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns ’n’ Roses: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lsS6FvGAobS96Y5mFUDE_7L1HGfAK0_s?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Review the verses and chorus, which are similar to what’s on page one, and then move on to the guitar solo section. Focus on learning each new part individually by practicing slowly and counting the rhythms. Then, once you feel comfortable playing each section, try putting them together and working on the transitions.

Noah

Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the new foot pattern with eighth notes on the ride cymbal and the snare rhythms from “Lesson One”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Dga1ZBRWaN_Ka4O1G009w-74c4VaZCj7?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: This new foot pattern is trickier than the previous one, but it is a pattern that is used a lot in a variety of styles of music. Focus on getting the feet to line up with the eighth notes played on the ride cymbal. Once this feel comfortable and consistent, then practice playing each of the snare rhythms from Lesson One with the left hand while maintaining the other rhythms with your feet and right hand.

Koel

Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice playing all the way through “Oh Darlin” and play it together with the recording: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SCS8WVjfR1OZVlYmt8a1r2LTxo2NJOpN?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Review all of the drum fills to make sure you can play each one correctly and consistently. Focus on the stickings that you use to make sure you’re playing the fills the same way every time. After that, put on the recording of the song and practice playing all the way through with the recording.

Sylvie

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the new beat and fills from “Fool In The Rain” by Led Zeppelin: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KGeo9VGh3JOWzwpGhEe1DbXMRuQiG7lL?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: The hardest part about this new beat is that you have to feel it in 6 while the previous beat is in 4. Getting this transition in the feel of the beat is tricky but you were getting it really well by the end of your lesson. Listen to the recording of the song if you need a reminder of how it is supposed to sound. Practice each beat individually and then put them together with the fills.

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