Jonah

How many minutes to practice: 30 mins a day

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to work from the second chorus to the end of Starlight using the beat sheet and form chart. In addition I also want you to practice this doubles exercise.

How to practice effectively: This week I want you to listen from the second chorus until the end of Starlight and make sure you’re playing the right beat in the right section. Remember that Beat B happens during the first and second pre-chorus, and starts the beginning of the second chorus instead of the ride cymbal. Then the second half of the second chorus is Beat C. We’ll also hit the doubles exercise again next week!

Really great work Jonah!! This song is almost there!

 

Samson

How many minutes to practice: 15 a day

What to practice: This week Samson I want you to work on getting the first measure of Rock With You up to speed going into the beat at 117 bpm. Then I want you to focus on playing up through the pre-chorus. Here is the link to the recording.

How to practice effectively: For the intro, take each half of the measure slowly, then put it together, then go into the beat. If you’re having trouble playing the beat at-tempo, work on the speed exercise we were doing earlier. Then work your way slowly through the rest of the transcription as best as you can, using the recording as your guide for your ears.

Great job today Samson, have fun at sailing camp this week!

 

Sylvie

How many minutes to practice: 30mins a day

What to practice: This week Sylvie I want you to come up with some song ideas and practice the beats in Lesson 11.

How to practice effectively: For the beats, go slowly and try to count all the 16th notes out (1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a) and just get comfortable with the coordination, the speed will come later! To find some song ideas ask your dad about bands or songs that you like and pick a few that we can decide from!

Glad to be seeing you this summer Sylvie!!

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