What to practice: This week Sebastian I want you to work on the Lesson 3 beats and reading as well as Another One Bites the Dust

How to practice effectively: Good work today Sebastian! For Another One Bites the Dust, spend a couple minutes working on the beat by itself, then try putting on the music at a slow speed and try playing along. Remember when you’re playing with music you have to be actively listening to stay in time. Try to work in the fills if you can! In addition, work on Lesson 3 and write in the counts (1+2+3+4+) for the reading above the notes, then try counting it out loud while clicking your sticks, then try playing it on the drum. For the beats, just go slowly and if its helpful try writing the counts for the bass drum underneath the notes as well.

See you in a couple weeks!



How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: For the next couple weeks Lucas I want you to practice Another One Bites the Dust  as well as Lesson 7

How to practice effectively: Keep up the good work Lucas! For Another One Bites the Dust, try playing along with it once everyday just to keep working on staying in time with the song. If you want to see my breakdown for the bridge again here it is:

For Lesson 7, lets do the usual routine of writing the counts in above the notes for the reading and going nice and slow with the beats. You know I’m going to ask you to count everything out loud so you may as well practice that too!

Great job today, see you in a couple weeks!



How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to work on Lesson 13 Reading and Beats, here is the video I made to help:

Also, here is an article to help explain how different notes are related to each other, it should help with this lesson:

How to practice effectively: For the next couple weeks Jonah work on trying to get down Lesson 13. I know some things were confusing but in the video I posted above I go play through all of it so try and see if you can make the connection between what I’m playing and whats on the page. Also in future lessons, please try to respond to me when I’m talking to you, that way I can know how to best deliver the lesson. I know it can feel like a lot of questions sometimes but I’m only trying to understand where you’re at so that we can have the most fun and learn the most music.

Thanks for all your hard work today!d



How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: Your assignment this week Samson is to finish playing through Todd Rundgren’s It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference. Here is the UPDATED TRANSCRIPTION.

How to practice effectively: For the next couple weeks spend most of your time working on the tricky new sections like the end of the bridge and the end of the song. Then go back and go over all the other fills and then try running the song down after that. Im expecting you to play all of it for me when we get back in two weeks so be sure to get good practice staying in time and being able to get back on whenever you get off. Here is a video of me explaining how to do the fill at the end of the bridge into the last chorus:

Be sure to have your mom send your vaccine info to ABC if you want to start meeting in person, that would be awesome, have a happy March Break!



How many minutes to practice: 3omins

What to practice: This week Sam I want you to practice the Stick Control exercise with the feet and the first part of Come Home by Anderson .Paak which I breakdown in this video:

How to practice effectively: For the Stick Control exercise, do each cell slowly with the hands before adding the feet. Only move on to the next sticking pattern when you feel ready. For Come Home, I break down how the drums go in the verse and the chorus sections in the first half of the song. Try following along and playing with the song if you can. If you’re feeling brave, try to see if you can figure out what changes in the second half of the song and how that part goes.

Super exciting to be working with you, hope you have a good March Break!


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