Ella

Recommended Practice Time: 30mins

What to practice: This week Ella I want you to practice the coordination exercise everyday to either this song playlist or some of your own songs that are around the same tempo. Shoot for trying to be able to play through all the patterns at aa slow and medium tempo. In addition, see if you can play along to The Cure 10:15 Saturday Night, it doesn’t sound too tough so see if you can get the fun fills and what-not.

How to practice effectively: Take the coordination exercise slow and feel free to repeat each of the cells as much as you want. We want these stickings to become second nature to us so the idea is to shoot for groove and relaxation. Remember also to keep your sticks off the drum about 6 inches and always return to that position after each stroke.

Listening Assignment: Both of these albums are also available on any streaming site.

Rush, Moving Pictures

Muse, Black Holes and Revelations

Great work this week learning this exercise, keep shedding and finding new songs to play it with!

Jonah

Recommended practice time: 15mins

What to practice: This week Jonah, I want you to keep working through Lesson 5. Try writing in your counts this week in the second half of the reading and work on some of the grooves: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fjP57IAe-Ymn7m0k6gbsVCOTJuC7v8b-/view?usp=sharing

How to practice effectively: Keep counting out loud. That is the key forever and always. Writing the counts in will also be extremely helpful. Also try to find a consistent time each day to practice, that will help build consistency and confidence. As well as just having an excuse to have a ton of fun.

Great job with this stuff man, every week has been getting better, keep it up!

Samson

Recommended practice time: 15mins

What to practice: This week Samson I want to hear you play all of Crab Rave 2.0 with the music. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ftUXzChBoqx5DEHxrzhVO7its0877-TL/view?usp=sharing

How to practice effectively: Work with your metronome! Listen to it before you play and really try to groove with your ears, paying attention to the tempo and being able to tell when you’re not right with the music. Don’t rush but work through all the tricky bits and connect it all together.

I’m really impressed with how much progress we made with this today! Its so fantastic to see you light up about starting to understand the groove. I know our goal for next week is in your hands and achievable, so I challenge you to really go for it and push yourself in your practicing!

Sylvie

Recommended practice time: 30mins

What to practice: Continue to practice the second page of Lesson 7 and maybe brush up on the reading with the feet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ftXqa6lMhwDpCdQk2PAPfBg62cLradir/view?usp=sharing

Also learn this new coordination warmup and play it with some music you like at an easy tempo!

How to practice effectively: The coordination warmup is just a bunch of 8th notes with different stickings played over your feet keeping time like in the reading exercises, don’t be afraid to repeat each pattern more than written and see if you can notice the difference between when you play it well or not. The second page of Lesson is fairly straight-forward, I’m looking forward to learning some new beats!

I love the work you put in Sylvie, don’t be afraid to always have fun on the drums!

Paulina

Recommended practice time: 30mins

What to practice: This week work on the coordination warmup exercise and continue to get good sleep!

How to practice effectively: First just get the hand patterns down; focusing on keeping the sticks up at all times and propelling our stroke with 85% wrist, its easy to fall into the habit of too much arm. Then once you feel comfortable with the stickings, try them over the feet playing 1 2 3 4 and try to get them as in time together as possible.

Listening Assignment:

Muse, Absolution

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