Recommended Practice Time: 30mins

What to practice: This week Ella I want you to play this coordination exercise everyday to this song playlist. In addition I want you to start picking up what you can of the beat to Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs.

How to practice effectively: The goal of this coordination exercise is to get used to playing certain sticking patterns while also keeping the groove in our feet and being able to do this at different tempos. I wrote each sticking pattern to repeat 4 times but you should do it as many times as you want, only moving on when you feel comfortable. The Suburbs isn’t too tricky so see how much of the beat you can get by ear and have fun playing along!

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

Rush, Moving Pictures

Muse, Black Holes and Revelations


Hey dude great job reading through the rhythms this week, I can that you’re improving and your drum battle was awesome, keep up the good work!

Recommended practice time: 15mins

What to practice: This week Jonah, I want you to keep working through Lesson 5 here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fjP57IAe-Ymn7m0k6gbsVCOTJuC7v8b-/view?usp=sharing

How to practice effectively: Keep challenging yourself to go through the process, count it out loud and then play it as accurately as you can! You’ve got a good grasp of the rhythms, just keep committing yourself to it and it will get easier. Also take a look at the beats!


So sorry that we couldn’t get the audio working this week, see if you can get some help from your mom and check to make sure everything is working before the lesson to see if its an issue again.

Recommended practice time: 15mins

What to practice: Next week Samson I want to dive into Crab Rave 2.0: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ftUXzChBoqx5DEHxrzhVO7its0877-TL/view?usp=sharing

And if we have time we will start going over the rhythms in Lesson 5 here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d1T07FxGGiJY5NP3UgXountyzWcs-YFW/view?usp=sharing

How to practice effectively: Be ready to play along with the track, we’ll go over the changes in the part and then see if we can get you grooving along. Our focus for the next bit is going to be getting a good handle on time and groove.


Lesson 6 sounded awesome this week Sylvie, keep up the good work!

Recommended practice time: 30mins

What to practice: This week lets continue to go over Lesson 7 Reading and the beats on the second half of the second page: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ftXqa6lMhwDpCdQk2PAPfBg62cLradir/view?usp=sharing

How to practice effectively: Each time you work on the Reading, see if you can pinpoint the measures and spots that give you trouble and try to iron them out. The more you practice it, the easier it’ll get!


Recommended practice time: 30mins

What to practice: This week your assignment is to keep trying to get some more sleep regularly, and work on our 8’s exercise.

How to practice effectively: For the 8’s exercise do 8’s on each limb and then 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1’s. I would go RH-LH-RF-LF. Take it slow and then fast but stay relaxed and consistent with the timing. You could also try playing to music as well!

Listening Assignment:

Rush, Moving Pictures

Stevie Wonder, Number 1’s