Hi everyone,

Here are your assignments for this week:

Will

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice #7-12 from the page of 16th-note beats: 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 all the way through “Oh Darlin’” with the recording of the song: 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 the whole song from beginning to end.

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: Focus on getting really comfortable with the first of the new right hand and foot patterns. The more comfortable you are with this pattern, the easier it will be to read different rhythms with the left hand without changing what your other limbs are doing. Practice the first four snare rhythms from the “Lesson One” page. Take it slow and remember to always be counting in your head: “1 2 3 4 …”.

Koel

Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes per day

What to practice: Have a listen to the song “Eye of the Tiger” and see if you can figure out the rhythms at the beginning of the song: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SCS8WVjfR1OZVlYmt8a1r2LTxo2NJOpN?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Next week we will begin working on Eye of the Tiger. Listen to the recording of the song a few times and see if you can match the rhythm of the cymbal crashes at the beginning of the song. Once the main beat comes in, see if you can hear the rhythm of the bass drum and the rhythm of the snare drum.

Sylvie

Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes per day

What to practice: Practice the beat #3 from “Fool In The Rain” by Led Zeppelin and review the previous beats and fills: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KGeo9VGh3JOWzwpGhEe1DbXMRuQiG7lL?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively: Practice playing through beat #1, fill #1, beat #2, and fill #2 in a loop. It is important that you can comfortably transition between each of these beats and fills without stopping or slowing down. After that, take a look at beat #3. This beat is very different from the first two as it is played primarily on the snare drum with a syncopated accent pattern. Practice it slowly and focus on learning the rhythm of the accents.

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