Lucas

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to focus on working through the rest of Seven Nation Army with the music. UPDATED TRANSCRIPTION of Seven Nation Army and a link to the song.

How to practice effectively HERE IS A VIDEO OF ME PLAYING THE PART. Great job with the song work so far Lucas! This week I want you to focus on keeping the drum beat with the song during the chorus. To work on that try clapping your hands or clicking your sticks to the beat while listening to the song. Focus on listening to the overall pulse, not just the drum part, and see if you can hear how guitars and vocals fit in. The rest of the song is the same as you’ve already learned just that next choruses are repeated more.

Have a great weekend, good work!

 

Jonah

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to keep working on the Peters IV accent exercise.

How to practice effectively: For this go through the exact same process we did today. First look at where the accents are, figure out what counts they fall on, and then practice the measure slowly until you can play it correctly, then try it faster. Remember to not make the accents too tense, keep the taps down low, and make sure the rhythm is solid and consistent. Also next week come with some song ideas and we can start working on a new one!

Great to hear you had a good time with go-karts this weekend!

 

Samson

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Samson I want you to work through the Accent Tap exercise with the feet and play through Dark Red at full speed on youtube. Here’s a link to the song.

How to practice effectively: Accent tap is coming along! This week I want you to focus on keeping the timing consistent while still playing the exercise accurately. The easiest way to do this is to break it down and take small chunks until you can play through the whole thing smoothly. Memorizing it will also help. Then once you’ve played each part a few times well, put it together slowly and then try it faster! Dark Red is pretty much there, try playing it with your sister sometime this week, I would love to hear it for next lesson!

Good job this week, always great having lessons with you!

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