Hi everyone, good work today! We all got through a lot of material and its really shaping up!
Ella- Minutes: 30
What to practice: Alternating drags, Should I Stay or Should I Go
How to practice: Remember with drasgs, one hand buzzes and the other jas a single stroke. Try to keep both hands relaxed and your motions rather slow. Practice the way we did, by focusing on one drag at a time then trying to alternate them. For the song, practice switching between all three beats slowly with a metronome. Then do it with the song. Make sure you do it with a metronome at first, and focus on making sure the time is steady between beats. Be sure to practice a bit every day and you’ll notice a big difference!
Eric– Minutes: 30
What to practice: Rudiments with feet (especially double paradiddle written out exercise on top of your page), two tricky lines of Back in Black
How to practice: Do everything slowly at first with a metronome and try to work it up to speed. Next week I’ll bring somne new beat patterns and we’ll work on our reading and fills.
What to practice: Beat patterns, flams with feet.
How to practice: Play flams along with a metronome and put kick drum on beats 1 and 3, then snare on 2 and 4. Then try moving the flams to the offbeat. With the beat patterns, try playing very very slowly, one note at a time. Then bring them together gradually. Then play two of the three parts (hi hat and kick, snare and kick, snare and hi hat) before bringing them all together.
Looking forward to seeing you all next week, have a good time practicing! If you have any questions, please get in touch with the ABC administration and they will pass them along to me. See you soon!