Counting Exercise: “1 2 3 4”
–Put the “1” and “3” on the bass drum
Listening and identifying fruits from the fruit salad game


Warmups (1min each) **keep thumbs on sticks–no boxing mitts
–8 on a hand
–Singles; doubles; paradiddles
–Roll exercise (apple-apple-watermelon-watermelon)
*Alfred Solo #2
–Working on first two lines, paying close attention to dynamic markings (f, p, etc)
Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams: Lose Yourself to Dance
**Make sure to keep the four-on-the-floor bass drum throughout
–Adding variations to the main groove (chicka-chick on hihat; tom bomb before snare)
–Let’s focus on building solos next week**
Xylophone: Alouette p33


Warmups (1min each):
–Triplet Exercise 120bpm
–Sixteenth-note Exercise 100bpm
Syncopation Book: Lesson 4
–Print out the next page and add in ex. 11 and 12**
Lenny Kravitz: Are you Gonna Go My Way
–Whole song!!!***
–Find out a way that you can play along to the recording in yoru lesson next week


**Bad habit correction: Make sure to play with the tips of the sticks!
–8 on a hand
–Singles, Doubles
–Single, Double, and Triple Paradiddles ***
Say It Ain’t So main beat–good
–Practice putting a crash on the “and” of two of the fourth repeat (just like the intro to the song)
Alfred Lesson 6: exercises 1-3
–Make sure to use alternating sticking (L-R-L-R…)