Hello everyone! Nice work today, thank you for all of your preparation. Here is what IU would like for you to practice this week.
Aidan- Check out Teoria.com which is a music theory site. From the main site, select exercises, then under Music Theory, select Reading, then Clef Reading. Set it up to look like this, or change the highlighted “Note” to “Visual keyboard” and play the games. In addition, see if you can write out four beats for us to play next time. Also, check out Swing page B and try to make some sense out of it slowly.
Jack- Please look at Lesson 2 and try to get the whole page to 70 on the metronome. Remember what we did today and prepare yourseld to play the 8th notes before you begin to actually play.
Jonathan- Keep playing paradiddles, flams, ruffs, and rolls. Try to get them up to a decent speed and work on incorporating them into fills. Also take a look at Swing sheet C and try to get a few of those in your hands and feet. Have fun on Thursday!!
Harry- Keep playing paradiddles, flams, ruffs, and rolls. Try to get them up to a decent speed and work on incorporating them into fills. Next week I will have more exercises to do with writing fills.
Sam- Try to make some beats on Garage Band this week. Listen to your favorite songs and try to recreate the feeling they have. We can talk more about sound design and theory next time to help understand a bit more.
Ali- Look at Lessons 4 and 5 for next time. Let me know if there are any songs you would like to start working on to apply some of this stuff.
I’ll see you all next week, have fun playing!