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- Practise the “Basic Beats” page I gave you along to what ever songs you’d like. You should be able to loop each drum beat AND be able to play all of them, one after the other, without stopping.
- Bring in some new xylophone or piano music you’d like to learn.
- Practise the “hit-tap” technique we worked on for playing fast. Here is a video of me explaining and demonstrating it.
- Practise the 2 PONPONPON drum beats along to a metronome. They are dated March 30 and it says “PPP” next to the staff.
- Start slow and layer your entry (start with just hi-hat, then add the bass drum, then add the snare drum on 2 and 4, then add in any additional snare drum notes) if you are struggling.
- Start with the metronome at 70 bpm and then raise it by increments of ten (70, 80, 90, etc.) until you get to 100 bpm.
- Leave your practise log in the hallway so you remember to bring it next time.
- Practise the last line of the “More Beats (paired)” sheet along to I Can’t Feel My Face. If the tempo of the song is too fast, start playing it without the recording at a slower tempo and work your way up to it. Remember that if you’re struggling, a “layered entry” (start with hi-hat, then add the snare, then add the bass drum) might help.
- Practise the swing pattern (jazz drum beat) at the bottom of the page (the one with just ride cymbal and hi-hat). I want you to work your way up to playing it at 170 bpm.