Hey everyone,

Don’t forget to fill out your practise logs when you need to and get a parent/guardian’s signature!

This week, I want you all to include time for “free play” in your practising. This is time to just have pure fun on the drums. Do what ever you’d like! Some things I like to do for free play when I’m practising are create new drum beats and play along to songs I like. Please include free play in your practise logs if it something you did that day.

Rob

Ezra

While playing along to 24K Magic by Bruno Mars,

  1. Using alternate sticking (R-L-R-L-…) on the snare drum, play 1 bar of eighth notes followed by 1 bar of quarter notes.
    • Loop it.
    • Also try playing it on the toms, hi-hat, and any combination of drums.
  2. Do it again, except 2 bars each.
  3. Do it again, except 4 bars each.

Play the Best Song Ever patterns along to a metronome.

  • Each click will be an 8th note (NOT A QUARTER NOTE).
  • Start the metronome at 80 bpm. Once you have played through all of them, do it again but with the metronome at 90 bpm. Then at 100, etc., until you get to 120. Don’t go faster than that.
  • Be sure to count 16th notes out loud as you play. If you find it easier to count 8th notes, you can do that too.

Elora

Play all of the Basic Beats.

  • Count eighth notes out loud as you play (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and).
  • Play them along to Something Big by Shawn Mendes. The speed of the clapping sounds at the beginning of the song are how fast your 8th notes should be – clap (1), clap (and), clap (2), clap (and), etc.

Also play them to Heart Attack by Demi Lovato.

Isobel

I hope you feel better soon! If you have the energy, here are things you could practice:

Play all of the Basic Beats.

  • Count eighth notes out loud as you play (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and).
  • Play them along to Something Big by Shawn Mendes. The speed of the clapping sounds at the beginning of the song are how fast your 8th notes should be – clap (1), clap (and), clap (2), clap (and), etc.
  • Practise while looking at the sheet music AND without looking at the sheet music.

Ewan

Play all of the Believer training beats. Count triplets out loud as you play.

For the last line only, practise along to a metronome. If you don’t have one at home, you can use this. Start at 50 bpm (beats per minute). Once you can play it at that speed, try it again at 55 bpm. Then at 60. Then 65, etc., until you get to 80. Stop there.

 

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