How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to focus on playing the pre-chorus and the chorus of Seven Nation Army with the music HERE IS A VIDEO OF ME PLAYING THE PART!

How to practice effectively: This is the transcription of Seven Nation Army and here is a link to the song. Really great work this week Lucas! Its sounding awesome, just keep listening and playing along to the song. Sometimes you’re a little bit fast on the chorus with the crash cymbal so don’t be afraid to open things up a little bit and let it breath. As always, if you’re ever confused, just look back to my video!

Have fun with your costume this weekend Lucas!!



Hi Ella, sorry we couldn’t meet in person, it would have been really great to see you. I’ve always looked forward to our lessons and its been an absolute joy to teach you the past year. Please reach out if you ever need anything and it would be awesome to see you in lessons again! Here are the links and everything for Paranoid Android so you can keep working on it whenever you like!

UPDATED transcription and a link to the music  And HERE IS A VIDEO OF ME PLAYING THE PART




How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want you to work on the first 12 measures of the new accent tap exercise. For Rock With You  work on keeping the accents on 2 and 4 and the other notes only 1 inch high.

How to practice effectively: In the Accent Tap Exercise, work through each measure just like we did today. Look at the accents, identify what count they fall on, then try playing it slowly and counting out loud. Over time you’ll get better at reading the accents and you won’t have to go through all these steps, but for now take it slow and be patient with yourself! For Rock with You, try practicing playing 16th notes on the snare drum with accents only on 2 and 4, then transfer to playing that on the hi-hat with the accents on the snare drum, thats the feeling we want with every 16th note beat in this song!

Great job today Jonah, have fun with your nerf gun!



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 0.85 speed on youtube. Here’s a link to the song.

How to practice effectively: Remember with the accent tap exercise that the accents should be strong but not tense and that the taps should be only like one inch off the drum, but still clear. Also remember to lead with the bead of the stick for this exercise and not your elbows or forearms. For the feet, just take things slow, it looks like you had the hang of it in the lesson, keep pushing the tempo! For Dark Red, the right hand on the ride cymbal is doing exactly what its doing on the Accent-Tap exercise, it transfers perfectly. Then just keep bumping the tempo!

Great work this week Samson, have a good weekend!