Here is this week’s homework e-mail…
Practice the new rhythms and the new drum beat that you received this week. Focus on playing with a consistent speed. Counting out loud while you play will help. Also try playing at different speeds – slow, medium, and fast – but never go faster than you can play accurately.
Keep working on the open-hihat beats, especially the new ones from this week. Think carefully about how to coordinate your feet and hands to achieve the right sound. Also, bring some of your band music with you next week so we can take a look at it together.
Practice the new rhythms introduced this week. Make sure are able to play each one without pausing or hesitating in the middle – practice them really slowly if necessary. Also, keep working on the beat from “Tighten Up” by the Black Keys.