Hi everyone, great to see you all again! Next week Jonny will be back, so have a look at this stuff for your next lesson.
Koel- This week, practice beats 7-12 on the 16th note open hi hat sheet, with fills on the sexond half of the beat like we did in the lesson. Next, try to learn all of the beats in Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, and play them one after another without stopping. Also, take a look at page 2 of the song and try to learn some of the new beats for next time. Here is the sheet music: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HEtEWV7zrtQmwWDyq0rGKLshfcuNYeRU/view?usp=sharing.
Elliot- Practice playing through Lesson 3 in big chunks this week. Start by repeating each beat four times then moving directly to the next one without stopping. To make it harder, try to do this with no repeats. Also, try to play through #25 with the repeats.
Sylvie- This week, working on playing through the 16 note open hi hat page without breaks in between beats. Start by repeating each beat a few times then moving to the next one. Eventually, try to do it without repeats. In addition, work on getting the new hi hat accent style up to speed with the Get Used To It beat. It sounded really good in the lesson, so keep practicing to get it fast too!
Jonathan- Here is a link to the sheet we were working out of yesterday (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_J3C97XTs-J1SCMUoSg_7C4KqQ9gCXPp/view?usp=sharing). From the Latin page, please work on Mambo, Bossa Nova, and Rhumba. From the Afro Reggae page, work on Afrocuban, Nanigo, and Samba Reggae. Remember the two ways to approach these (one instrument at a time and figuring out how they interlock, and cutting it up into smaller pieces then bringing them together). Some of them will certainly be tough at first but give it a little bit of time and you’ll have them down no problem.
Will- Try playing the 16th note open hi hat beats one after another. First, repeat each one 4 times then go on to the next one. Eventually, try to play through each one with no repeats and no stopping. Next, finish up learning all of the beats and fills in Watermelon Man.
Jonah- This week, play two new lines of the Syncopation page (the one that says 40-Bar Exercise) every day. First play it only on the snare drum, then around the kit with the kick drum playing the bottom line.
Aidan- Here is the whole 16th note open hi hat page (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lcS2duzhSfPkIw4FrzEuH8vFtqXOr2tX/view?usp=sharing). Tro to play it this week with the four different ways we talked about (switching between alternating sticks or one handed with funk accents, and switching between reading across the barline or adding fills). In addition, try practicing with only one part of your arm at a time like we did in the lesson. Start with just your shoulders, then forearm, then wrist, then fingers. You can do this with just one handed eighth notes or any other rhythm, just make sure you are using a metronome!
Thanks a lot for all of the great work these two weeks!