How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to work on the 17th and 8th measures of Seven Nation Army focusing on playing the snare drum with the other limbs. 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. The beginning starts with just the low tom, bass drum, and hi-hat pedal on 1-2-3-4. Then after that gets repeated you add the snare on 2 and 4. Work on keeping things at a consistent tempo, even if its slower than the song. I’m going to try and record a video by Friday to help you so come back and check this page then.

Good work today Lucas, lets keep pushing to make improvement for next week!d


How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: Play Paranoid Android at tempo with the song and work through as much of the bridge as you can. Here is the UPDATED transcription and a link to the music  And HERE IS A VIDEO OF ME PLAYING THE PART


How to practice effectively: Good work today! I’m going to try and update the transcription and make a video by Friday to cover the new section so keep playing through the stuff we covered today and for the next section be sure to work it out nice and slowly, listening to the song and video for reference.

This beat sounds great, keep up the good work!



How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week play accent tap with the feet and try working on Three Camps. We’ll work on some more details for  Rock With You soon so check for the transcription to updated by the end of Friday. Here’s a link to the song too.

How to practice effectively: For Accent Tap, look at the foot notes that I added and work to be able to play them with the exercise. Three Camps is totally new but work on playing through the whole thing keeping the accents high, and the other notes really really low. Rock with You is really coming along! When the transcription is updated check it out and try to work through some of the new stuff.

Great job playing through Rock with You today, super inspiring to see your improvement Jonah!



How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Samson I want you to work through the Accent Tap exercise and work on trying to play it with the foot part. Also take the time to work on the Dark Red beat. Here’s a link to the song.

How to practice effectively: Good improvement with the accent-tap exercise today, keep focusing on keeping the non-accented notes, or the taps, really low and consistent. Then when you feel good about getting through it with just the hands, try it with the bass drum and hi-hat part, making sure to stay grounded to your feet and keeping the time solid. This exercise will help a lot with the Dark Red beat because it will help you accent the notes on the ride cymbal properly. Once you feel comfortable playing the beat, try it along with the song!

Good work this week Samson!



How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: Next week I want to hear you play So Much to Say all the way through the second Pre-Chorus up to the bridge with the music.

How to practice effectively: Good work today Sylvie, now this week I want you to focus on the second pre-chorus, like we did today. Go through the last bit slowly, making sure to play all the notes accurately, especially the crashes. Then once you’ve got that down, go back through and tie everything together! Remember to stay aware while you’re practicing!! That attention will help you focus on how to diagnose the problems you’re having and give you clues on how to fix them!

Good job and keep pushing!