Missed you today Sebastian!

How many minutes to practice: 15-30mins

What to practice: This week Sebastian I want you to play 8-8-16 and Stick Control Exercise every day as well as working on the beat for Lesson 2 beats and reading.

How to practice effectively: Good work today Sebastian! If you can see if you can get a hold of the book we’re using, its Joel Rothman’s Reading, Rudiments, and Rock Drumming. This week focus on writing in the counts for the reading in Lesson 2 and trying out the beats, it shouldn’t be too crazy. For the stick control stuff, just work on each pattern some more this week and then next week we’ll try it with the feet. If you want to build some speed, try playing 8-8-16 every day slow, medium, fast, and as fast as you can. I promise if you relax and use your wrist at the fast tempos, you’ll get way faster singles in just one week!

Have fun with your grandma this week!



How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to practice this beat for the bridge of Another One Bites the Dust. Its updated in the transcription

How to practice effectively: Good work today Lucas! This week try learning the beat that comes in the bridge. I wrote it out with quarter notes on the hi-hat so it would be easier to play with the song (variation A), but if you want a challenge I’ve also written it with eighth notes (variation b). Keep working on keeping time with the song and then next week we will work on the fills!

Keep up the good work this week!



How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to work on Lesson 13

How to practice effectively: Good work with the Lesson 12 reading today, this week try to hack through Lesson 13! Don’t worry too much about the flams or double dots, we’ll talk about those next week.

Great job counting this week Jonah!



How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: Your assignment this week Samson is to practice 10 mins a day and report back to me next week on how it went. Also listen to Todd Rundgren’s It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference at least once a day. Here is the UPDATED TRANSCRIPTION.

How to practice effectively: Good work today Samson! But you know where the trouble spots are! Spend 90% of your time practicing fills, thats what needs the most practice right now. And you know what I’m going to say too: keep that triplet fill tight and make sure the tempos stay consistent throughout the transitions. Try aiming for 10mins a day when you can, but the point is not to be perfect of kill yourself trying to get 10 minutes in, its just to see how this goal works out. Then next week you can tell me about the results of this experiment.

Be sure to have your mom send your vaccine info to ABC if you want to start meeting in person, that would be awesome!