Hi everyone. Here is the practise log for the next 4 weeks. Please bring it to your next lesson. Thanks! -Rob

Kaden

“Working up to Jazz” worksheet, #1-4 only

  • Play along to a metronome where clicks = triplets at 80 bpm. Once you have played through the four lines at this tempo, play them all again but 5 bpm faster. Do this until you are playing them at 125 bpm.
  • For the 4th line, I want you to be able to play it at 150 bpm. I know that sounds fast, but we’re going to eventually start using the metronome as quarter notes instead of triplets. 150 bpm of triplets = 50 bpm of quarter notes. 50 bpm? Piece of cake.
  • Count triplets out loud for one bar before you come in AND continue as you play.
  • Right hand on the ride cymbal.

Mateo

“1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +” Pattern

  • Count out loud one time through before you come in AND continue as you play.
  • Play the hi-hat on every beat.
  • When you’re ready, add the bass drum on beats 1 and 3.
  • When you’re ready, add the snare drum on beats 2 and 4.
  • Play along to a metronome. Start at 70 bpm and work your way up to 100.

Ella

Please prepare a list of 5 songs you’d like to learn to play.

“Hotel California – Filling” worksheet

  • Count 8th notes out loud for one bar before you come in AND continue as you play.
  • I want you to be able to play the main beat (#1) along to a metronome at 8th note = 160 bpm. Start at 110 and bump up the speed by 5 bpm until you get to 145 (the song’s actual tempo). This will take time. Try to get it a little faster each time you practise.
  • Also play along to a metronome at 110 bpm for the filling exercises. You don’t have to increase the tempo if you don’t want to; it’s your choice.
  • Remember: other than making sure you’re playing in time, don’t think about what you’re going to play for your drum fill. Just let it come naturally and follow your body.

Sylvie

“Basic Beats” worksheet, all patterns

  • Count 8th notes out loud for one bar before you come in AND continue as you play.
  • Play to a metronome at 8th notes = 110 bpm. Once you have played through all the patterns, play them again but at 115 bpm. Then 120 bpm. Do this until you get to 135.

 

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