Lucas

Recommended Practice Time: 15-30mins every day

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to play through Lesson 2 and write in all of the counts for the Reading portion

How to practice effectively: Remember that we are just writing in the numbers exactly like how they are written in the first line, but for every line. Ask your parents or your brother for help if you need.

Good work today, keep asking questions and figuring out everything that confuses you!

Ella

Recommended Practice Time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Next week Ella I want you to play through Etude IV from Mitchell Peters Intermediate Snare Drum Studies and play through all of Verbatim with the 16th note beat.

How to practice effectively: For the Peters etude, focus on keep the accents big and stopping the stick with the back fingers when it hits the drum so that the taps can be really quiet. Just go slowly and take some time everyday on it. For Verbatim, focus on just practicing that hi-hat technique as much as possible, feel the way the arm pumps and the wrist relaxes to get the notes out. Keep in mind this is a slightly more-streamlined and different technique than the accent-tap stuff we are learning. They are very similar but lets think of them separately for now.

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

Imogen Heap, Speak for Yourself

Muse, Black Holes and Revelations

Keep the groove going Ellas!

Jonah

Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Next week Jonah I want you to work on the beats for Lesson 10 again. Also come up with 2 or 3 songs that you might want to learn.

How to practice effectively: Good work today Jonah with the reading. Don’t forget to count and then play, keep the process. You can do the exact same thing with the beats.

Think up some drumming robots too!

Samson

Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Next week Samson, I want you to play through the beats and hand exercises to Lesson 8 again.

How to practice effectively: We did ok today with the hand exercises and the beats but next week I want to hear the beats a tad bit more polished. Think about smooth timing and counting out loud!

Keep up the practicing Samson!

Sylvie

Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: This week Sylvie your goal is to play all of Starlight for me next week! Here are the transcriptions of the beats. And here is a form chart of the song.

How to practice effectively: Listen carefully to the song, work out the fill at the end going into Beat C, and jam out!

Great job Sylvie!

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