Recommended Practice Time: 30mins

What to practice: This week I want you to go over the sheet on stickings and beats as well as some of the fills on Last Kiss. Here is the link:

How to practice effectively: Like what we talked about with building technical vocabulary, I want you to engrain these patterns in your hands so you can just look at it and play it fluidly. Ways to spice up this practicing include splitting the hands on the hi-hat and snare and playing the bass drum on beats 1 and 3 and you can also try finding a song you like at a good tempo for you and practice the patterns along to it.

Its been super fun playing with you Ella, keep up the good work!


Recommended practice time: 15mins

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to practice the reading section of Lesson 4, it should be the second page on this document:

How to practice effectively: This takes a little bit of focus but it will be so worth it for you in the future! If you have the paper try to write in the counts of the rhythm, this page is all 8th notes so you’ll count it 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +. Try counting it out loud first, then counting and playing at the same time, and then just playing it. Don’t worry if its confusing, we can continue working on it together on Wednesday!

Its always a blast playing with you Jonah, hope you have a great week!


Recommended practice time: 15mins

What to practice: This week Samson I want to see if you can get comfortable with all of lesson 4. You said that you had looked at the stickings and the beats so try to focus on the reading page which should be the second page of this document:

How to practice effectively: Try to follow exactly what we did in the lesson which was the process of writing in and learning the counts to the rhythms (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +), counting out loud and playing, and then just playing by itself. I think you’ve got a good handle on it but it can still be kind of frustrating to practice so be patient with yourself and take lots of breaks so you don’t wear yourself out.

It was really great seeing your work on this lesson even just on Wednesday, keep it up this week too dude!


Recommended practice time: 30mins

What to practice: Keep trying to work through the counting in Lesson 6, here is the document:

How to practice effectively: I know this was a bit tricky for you in the lesson but stick to the process we outlined: learn and write in the counts (8th notes with one connected line on top will be 1 + 2 + 3 + and 16th notes with two connected lines on top will be 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a. Then go through and try to count out loud and play at the same time, its ok if you trip over the numbers or the counting a little bit I just want to make sure you’re learning the rhythm correctly. Then try just playing the rhythm. If you hit a road block or have trouble ask your parents for help!

Good job working through this stuff last lesson, I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it through some more practice this week!