Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween night!

Here are your practice assignments for this week:

Ella

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: Two drum beats from “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” that we worked on in your lesson.

How to practice: First of all, practice very slowly and make sure that your hands and feet coordination is right. And then, play the beat for a minute or two continuously to get used to it. Once you get the rhythms, use metronome to see the speed you are at and slowly rise the tempo up to the number I wrote on your chart.

How parents can support practice: Creating a space and time for your child to focus on their practice session everyday bases will help them developing a great practice habit.

Eric

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: The new drum beats from “Back In Black”.

How to practice: You were able to play the new drum beats along with the audio, which was fantastic! Now, I would like you to take the tempo down and try to nail each note on the beats. It is also very important to listen to the sounds you make. Thorough practice develop your sense of time and the quality of your sounds.

How parents can support practice: Creating a space and time for your child to focus on their practice session everyday bases will help them developing a great practice habit.

Sylvie

Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day

What to practice: paradiddle #1 with accents and a few drum beats excerpts from “The One Room Disco”.

How to practice: I would suggest you to focus on sticking for the paradiddle practice. The distance from a top of the stick to a drum head often decide dynamics. Your normal distance between the drum head and the top of the stick is relative to the accented notes. Therefore, you might want to practice controlling your ticks to play paradiddles slightly above from the drum head, which is around a inch or two, in order to play non-accented notes. In addition, please keep in your mind to pay attention to your breathing during your practice session.

How parents can support practice: Creating a space and time for your child to focus on their practice session everyday bases will help them developing a great practice habit.

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