Hi everyone,

Here are your practice assignments for this week:

Aidan

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: Drum rudiments: roll, flam, drag, flam tap, and paradiddle.

How to practice it most effectively: Practice each rudiment the way that we did in your lesson. With the roll, focus on getting an equal number of bounces from each stick and also increasing and decreasing your volume gradually. With the flams and drags, focus on consistency and getting the same sound when leading with either your right or your left hand. With the paradiddle, practice with a metronome between 70 and 80 beats per minute. Go faster than 80 if you think you can.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive.

Will

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Accent patterns #1-10 from your book and the middle section of Paradise by Coldplay.

How to practice it most effectively: Remember the things we discussed in your lessons about how accent patterns relate to the things that you play in the middle section of Paradise. If you continue to practice your accent patterns, it will help significantly with this song. Stay loose and play mostly with your wrists (not elbows) in order to play fast and light.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive.

Elliot

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: The transition between the second Chorus and the Bridge of Say It Ain’t So.

How to practice it most effectively: Review the snare drum fill that we worked on in the lesson. Remember to count in the bars leading up to the fill in order to get the timing right. If you’re not confident with this fill, then the transition between the chorus and the bridge won’t be smooth. Also, play through the entire bridge, counting each bar, so that you know how it goes.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive.

Oscar

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: “Fool In The Rain” by Led Zeppelin and the first few bars of Log Cabin Blues on the xylophone.

How to practice it most effectively: Practice both of the main beats from Fool In The Rain individually. Make sure that you know how they relate to each other in terms of tempo and timing. After you feel comfortable with both beats, then try to transition between them. You should try the transition both with a fill and without a fill so that you know you can do it both ways.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive.

Nate M.

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: Review the three scales that we have worked on: C, F, and G, and also review what we have learned so far of the Super Mario theme song.

How to practice it most effectively: Take a look at a keyboard sometime this week and work on identifying each note by name. Pay close attention to the position of each note as it relates to the other notes around it. You should be able to visualize the position of each note on the keyboard. Review everything that we have learned so far of the Mario theme song.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive.

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