Lucas

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to play through all of the song with the music! Here is the UPDATED TRANSCRIPTION of Seven Nation Army and a link to the song.

How to practice effectively HERE IS A VIDEO OF ME PLAYING THE PART. Really awesome job today! You’re doing really well. This week focus on playing with the music, listening for the beat, and keeping the timing consistent. Be sure to count where you need to but try to work towards just being able to listen to the song and be able to tell when the next section is coming. Also don’t forget to hit the drum! Its easy to play softly but don’t be afraid to play with a bigger sound! I’m hoping to hear the whole thing next week and then we can start transitioning into learning some newer rhythms and beats in Lesson 6.

Great work, can’t wait to hear it next week!

 

Jonah

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to write in all of the counts for the accents on the Peters IV accent exercise and work on High Hopes by Panic! at The Disco. Here is a link to the song.

How to practice effectively: Good job today Jonah, this week I want you to start off by writing in all the counts for the accents in the Peters IV exercise. Take a pencil and just write in small what count is on each of the accents and then next week you can show me your sheet and we’ll go over it.

 

Samson

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Samson I want you to work on Todd Rundgren’s It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference. Keep an eye here on the assignment page for the transcription, I’ll be posting in a couple days.

How to practice effectively: Good work digging into some of the beginning of the song! Like I said today, the biggest thing for you to focus on is keeping consistent time so make sure you’re always counting at a steady pace! Obviously you don’t have to count out loud forever but for now until you get things more under your belt, be sure to count. As you get better at counting and playing the timing will start coming more automatically.

Good work today, I appreciate the effort!

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