** Next week I will be out of town so you guy will see Jonny next week!**

 

Lucas

Recommended Practice Time: 15-30mins every day

What to practice: This week I want you to focus on playing all the beats in Lesson 4 4 times in a row, counting out loud. To do this, write in 1+2+3+4+ above each beat. 

How to practice effectively: Focus on getting a lot of repetitions of each beat while counting out loud. Don’t worry about getting everything perfect each time as much as just fixing one thing each time you play it. It will get easier as you go!!

Great work and improvement today Lucas, I’m super proud of you!  

 

Ella

Recommended Practice Time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Practice all of Verbatim!

How to practice effectively: Tie it all together! Go through each section and practice it with the song. If you feel stuck listen to the recording as see if that will help you!

Super excited to finish this song with you Ella!  

 

Jonah

Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: This week work through the rest of the Lesson 11 reading and work on the first beats for Starlight.

How to practice effectively: Remember that for Lesson 11, with the tied notes, only the first note is played and the length of the second gets added to the first. For Starlight, Beat A is the one we learned today and Beat A Variation is a variation used in the songs verses. Work on getting these beats down and then Jonny will help you work through the other beats with the rest of the song. Here is a form chart of the song as well as the recording of the song.

Had a great time playing with you today, keep up the great work!  

 

Samson

Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: This week I want you to play this single stroke speed exercise and the groove for Rock with You for 1 minute at a 83, 95, 108, and 115 bpm. Use the metronome on your drum kit!

How to practice: This exercise will help develop your hands for playing this groove. Focus on relaxing and lowering your stick heights as much as possible as it gets faster! You made some great progress playing with the met so keep it up and be listening to see if you are right with it, too fast, too slow, or inconsistent. Always be subdividing and counting before you start playing and you should be golden! Your tendency right now is to be on the slow side so don’t be afraid to drive the bus, and a good way to feel that is with your bass drum since its playing quarter notes right along with the metronome!

Great improvement today Samson, keep it up!  

 

Sylvie

Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: This week I want you to write in all your counts for the Lesson 10  reading, then go through count it out loud without playing, and then play and count at the same time!

How to practice effectively: Writing in the counts is going to help a lot! Just make sure your rhythms are accurate. Start looking at the beats as well to work with Jonny next week.

Great job this week, see you soon!

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