Hi everyone!

Here are your assignments for the coming week:

Will

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice getting the last four bars up to speed and playing all the way through Beggin’

How to practice it most effectively: Practice the last four bars several times slowly, then work on gradually increasing the speed. Focus on the roll in the first bar as this can sometimes slow you down. Aim for the end of the roll to land right on beat 3 of the bar so that what comes after isn’t late. Once you feel comfortable playing these bars at a good speed, then work on playing the whole song with the recording.

Elliot

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice playing through the first half of “Oh Darlin’” by the Beatles with the music I have provided: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10YGpSqgr9Z2SExyhXz7k1evG3C0t2VEc?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Review each of the beats and fills in the song individually. Remember that Fill #2 has sixteenth note triplets inside of eighth note triplets which makes a total of nine notes in each part of the beat. Practice putting the fills together with the beats and then try playing through this part of the song with the recording.

Nate O.

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the verse and chorus of “Welcome To The Jungle”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lsS6FvGAobS96Y5mFUDE_7L1HGfAK0_s?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Focus on the rhythms in each of these beats, especially the bass drum rhythms, to ensure that everything fits together correctly. Remember that in the verse beat, the two bass drum notes immediately follow the snare drum, not the other way around. Also, in the chorus beat, remember that the rest in the bass drum rhythm is on “3” and the eighth note following the rest is on the “&” of 3.

Noah

Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the chart that goes along with the Groove Essentials beats and the new page of bass/snare rhythms: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Dga1ZBRWaN_Ka4O1G009w-74c4VaZCj7?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: With the chart, review the directions on the page to make sure you know how many times to do each part. Start at the top, then go to A, play A four times, then continue with another eighth bars. Then repeat back to the top and do all of that over again. Repeat back to the top for a third time but, instead of going to the “A” section, go from the end of the top line to the Coda and then finish song. With the bass/snare rhythms, practice playing each rhythm with both hands while you keep time on the bass drum.

Koel

Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice playing through the first half of “Oh Darlin’” by the Beatles with the music I have provided: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SCS8WVjfR1OZVlYmt8a1r2LTxo2NJOpN?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Review each of the beats and fills in the song individually. Remember that Fill #2 has sixteenth note triplets inside of eighth note triplets which makes a total of nine notes in each part of the beat. Practice putting the fills together with the beats and then try playing through this part of the song with the recording.

Sylvie

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the Shuffle beats and fills from the page I have provided as well as the main beat from “Fool In The Rain” by Led Zeppelin: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KGeo9VGh3JOWzwpGhEe1DbXMRuQiG7lL?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: The most important thing with the shuffle beats is to maintain the correct rhythm on the cymbal: 1  a 2  a 3  a 4  a …” This rhythm is the same for both the regular shuffle and the half-time shuffle. Practice playing the fills together with both versions of the shuffle beat. Remember to look for where the quarter notes are in the fills. The gaps in the rhythm come right after the quarter notes. Also, have a look at the main beat from “Fool In The Rain.”

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