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So far Robert Kirsch-Spring has created 65 blog entries.

August 24 – 31

Jonathan Goal: Play all the gospel beats with confidence. You can click on each beat to hear it played by Larnell Lewis: Southern Gospel, Waltz, Funk Shuffle, Shout, Ballad, Caribbean-American, Contemporary Will Please update Zoom on your phone so you can access the "Use Original Sound" function. This will allow me to hear your drums much more clearly. Once updated, [...]

2021-08-24T20:10:30-04:00August 24th, 2021|

August 17-24

Hi! Sorry this is so late. Will Practise these fills one at a time. You can hear how they sound in this video. Loop the fill (by itself) over and over again until you feel confident playing it. Then play three bars of any drum beat you'd like followed by one bar of the fill. Again, that's three bars of [...]

2021-08-21T12:25:30-04:00August 21st, 2021|

August 10 – 17

Aidan Here's the sheet music for Spanish Joint. Learn as much or as little as you'd like. Try playing along to as much of the recording as you can. I haven't notated every part of the song because a lot of it is heavily improvised (e.g., at the end of choruses). We can learn how to improvise in these sections [...]

2021-08-11T00:05:42-04:00August 11th, 2021|

August 3 – 10

Will Hey Will. We talked about doing a lot of things today but I think it would be good to focus on just one for practising this week. This sheet contains drum patterns that require you to play single strokes on the hi-hat (mostly). Practising single strokes with a metronome will make you a faster drummer and get you closer [...]

2021-08-03T21:47:59-04:00August 3rd, 2021|

July 28th Assignment

Jonah How many minutes to practise: 30 a day What to practise: Hi Jonah! Please practise all of Starlight. How to practise effectively: Play Starlight along to the recording.   Samson How many minutes to practise: 15 a day What to practise: Hi Samson! Please practise the last two bars of the pre-chorus of Rock With You. How to practise [...]

2021-07-28T20:45:14-04:00July 28th, 2021|

July 27 – August 3

Jonathan Full-kit paradiddles (#1-6). If you want, you can practise each pattern like this: Play along to a metronome at a slow tempo (ex. 50 bpm). Once you feel comfortable with the tempo, increase it (ex. raise it 10 bpm). Keep doing this until you get to a fast tempo (ex. 150 bpm). By coincidence, this video popped up on [...]

2021-07-28T07:07:00-04:00July 28th, 2021|

JULY 14-20, 2021

JONATHAN AUX cable Cissy Strut sheet music Cissy Strut recording Practise the first bar (that has drums...) WILL Cissy Strut sheet music Cissy Strut recording Practise the third bar on the first line and the second bar on the second line. AIDAN Cissy Strut sheet music Cissy Strut recording Practise the third bar on the first line and the second [...]

2021-08-31T03:03:50-04:00July 14th, 2021|

June 22 / Summer send-off

Jonathan Here is the Praise the Lord beat.The bass drum notes are confusing with all the crazy beaming. The easiest way to read the bass drum notes is to play them at the same time as the hi-hat notes above them.The first two (of the three) rim clicks are connected with a curved line called a "tie". In this particular [...]

2019-06-22T17:18:34-04:00June 22nd, 2019|

June 18 Lesson

Emily I'm reluctant to post a link to the Stick Control PDF on here because of copyright issues, but if you Google "stick control drum book", it's the first link that comes up.Stick Control, Page 5: Single Beat CombinationsPractise lines 1-8 along to music of your choosingAlso practise lines 5-8 with the Rs and Ls reversedBecause the patterns are written [...]

2019-06-18T19:34:03-04:00June 18th, 2019|
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