Lucas

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to work on the Lesson 6 beats and the first two and a half lines of the Stick Control Exercise.

How to practice effectively: Really great work with the lesson 6 rhythms! This week go slowly and count to work through the beats. For the Stick Control exercise, the rhythm is all the same but the sticking for each pattern is different. Make sure your sticks are in the center of the drum and make sure each stroke starts and stops 6 inches above the drum head. Repeat each pattern 4 times and do the first 5 patterns.

Keep up the good work Lucas!

 

Jonah

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to review the reading for Lesson 11 and work on the second page of Lesson 11 with the sticking patterns and beats.

How to practice effectively: This stuff isnt too tricky, just be sure to count carefully and work through the patterns. Try to play each beat 4 times through and once you feel good try playing them one after the other with no break. Good work with the ties today, next week I also want to hear you go through those sections again!

 

Samson

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Samson I want you to work up to the first chorus in Todd Rundgren’s It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference. Here is the UPDATED TRANSCRIPTION.

How to practice effectively: Good job learning the new stuff today! Remember to keep counting and playing while you’re still getting things in your hands. Shoot to be able to play through the whole thing and listen to the song a good bit to get it in your ear. Be sure to work on the fill bars a little more since they’re tricky. Try to work on it just a little bit everyday, after all the best part of drum lessons is getting to play drums!

Great job man, excited for another season of lessons with you!

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