Recommended Practice Time: 15-30mins every day

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to play through both of the Lesson 2 beats for me 8 times!

How to practice effectively: Remember to try to get comfortable playing the cymbal if your right hand, or you can practice leading with you left too if you want! Work the cymbal and bass drum together first and then add the snare drum. Good work today, keep asking questions and figuring out everything that confuses you!  



Recommended Practice Time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Next week Ella I want you to play through Etude IV again and work through the first verse of Verbatim.

How to practice effectively: For the etude our goal this week is to play through it smoothly, practice it in chunks everyday and play it with the accents on the tom like we did in our lesson. For Verbatim work on the practice beat for the verse first and then incorporate that relaxed emphasis on the second note to the beat in the verse.

And here is some fun listening if you’re interested:

Imogen Heap, Speak for Yourself

Muse, Black Holes and Revelations

I can tell you’re starting to get the feel down, good job!  



Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Next week Jonah I want you to take a listen to Uptown Funk  and work some more on the new beat I showed you today! How to practice effectively: Good work today Jonah with the beats it was sounding really good!

Keep working on that new fill Jonah!  



Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Next week Samson I want you to play the opening of Uptown Funk, 

How to practice effectively: Listen to the song and try to play along as much as you can. Remember to keep up with the tempo of the song and keep your shoulders relaxed!

Keep up the practicing Samson!  



Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: This week Sylvie I want you to play through the beats for Lesson 8  one more time and all of Lesson 9

How to practice effectively: Pretty much same stuff as we did this week, for the lesson 9 reading don’t forget to pay attention to the dynamics! For the beats try to get creative with how to play them around the drums! Also don’t forget to return each stroke to 6 inches above the head. I’m looking for consistent, accurate rhythms. We will work on dynamics and beats next week!

Great counting today Sylvie!



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