Hi everyone, glad to see you all again! Here is what I would like for you to practice this week.
Ella- Keep looking at Breezeblocks this week, it’s already almost done! Focus on learning the new material in page 2, but review and try to work up speed in the first page as well.
Jonah- This week, try to learn all of Lesson 3, including the application at the end. This is some information that should help for sharing sound (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362643-Sharing-Computer-Sound-During-Screen-Sharing#:~:text=Zoom%20screen%20sharing%20allows%20you,a%20video%20or%20audio%20clip.&text=Note%3A%20Computer%20sound%20cannot%20be,multiple%20screens%20are%20being%20shared.). Hopefully it helps, I can’t wait to hear it!
Noah- This week, spend some time working on looseness in your hands with Stick Control. Play it all on the snare drum and try to make your hands sound as even as possible. Also try to get the disco beats up to 70 on the quarter note. Your time keeping is really improving!!! Also, take a look at Take On Me (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mk_siiGmNdiAkZEKU4fHcljEk7hqOWbZ/view?usp=sharing) and try to get a feel for the form of the song as well as some of the drum patterns.
Sylvie- As an ongoing goal, try to work up to playing the entire disco page without stopping, with fills between all of the beats. Keep 80 bpm as a goal tempo for this excercise. Also, listen to Get Used To It a lot so you can start to pick up on the drum part and the form of the whole song.
Koel- This week, get the disco beats up to 80 bpm on the eighth note. Focus especially on lining up with the metronome. Using a metronome with a visual component like a flashing screen can be very helpful as well.
Samson- This week, try to relearn Crab Rave and see if you can get it back up to tempo. First, practice the drum part alone slowly, then try to play alonf with the song at full tempo. I will have the sheet music for Astronomia ready for the next lesson.
Thanks a lot for your work on this, and have fun with it!!