Hello everyone! Good job today, it was great to meet you all! Here is what I would like for you to practice this week.

Ella- Recommended minutes to practice: 45

What to practice: Double stroke rolls, Closed rolls, Should I Stay or Should I Go.

How to practice most effectively:
Practice the written out double stroke roll exercise on the bottom oof your rudiments page, starting at 60 bpm and working your way up to 100 throughout the week.
For closed rolls, practice single bounces at 60 BPM then play the roll exercise on the bottom the same way as the doubles.
Try to finish learning all the patters for Should I Stay or Should I Go for next week. If you can’t bring them up to tempo that’s okay, just make sure they are in time and groovy.

AidanMinutes to practice: 60-90

What to practice: Arabella fills, scales down then up, Peters etude.

How to practice effectively: Isolate the problem spots in Arabella, play them alone slow, then with the track. Take a few times to just listen to their drummer and not play, then try to recreate the sound.
Scales are sounding good! Try them going down first then back up to get more comfortable with the downward motion.
Try to spend some solid time on the Peters etude. It would be best if you worked on your overall reading ability rather than memorising the melody, so try to focus on reading while playing, not reading then playing.

Eric- Minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: Paradiddles, double strokes, flams, Back in Black

How to practice effectively: Play paradiddles at 60 bpm and try to work up to 80 for next week.
Do the double exercise I wrote in your book starting at 60 and working up to 120 for next week. Remember that for each double stroke, one arm motion makes two notes.
Practice flams at 60 and work up to 90 for next week. Make sure you are set for one (one stick low, one high) then right after playing, you’re set for the next one.
Isolate the problem spots in Back in Black, play them alone slow, then with the track. Take a few times to just listen to their drummer and not play, then try to recreate the sound. Think of a new song you want to play for next time!

SylvieMinutes to practice: 30

What to practice: Paradiddles, double strokes, flams

How to practice effectively: Play paradiddles at 60 bpm and try to work up to 80 for next week.
Do the double exercise I wrote in your book starting at 60 and working up to 120 for next week. Remember that for each double stroke, one arm motion makes two notes.
Practice flams at 60 and work up to 90 for next week. Make sure you are set for one (one stick low, one high) then right after playing, you’re set for the next one. Think of a song you’d like to learn for next time and we can start working on it!

It was wonderful to meet you all and I look forward to working with you in the future!!! Keep up the good work, and I’ll see you next week.

Pino

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