Lucas

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to work on the first part of Seven Nation Army!

How to practice effectively: This is the transcription of Seven Nation Army and here is a link to the song.

Ella

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: Play Paranoid Android at tempo with the song up until the bridge. Here is the transcription and a link to the music 

How to practice effectively: Good work today! Try working on the practice beats slowly with the song and then build it up to the regular beat as best as you can.

 

Jonah

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Jonah I want to play through Rock With You, Gallop, and this new exercise Accent Tap

How to practice effectively: Really good work with Rock With You today Jonah! That transition is hard but not too hard for you! You started getting it towards the end, so keep working on this exercise to help with it. I’m also going to post a video here of me playing what we covered this week shortly, so keep checking the assignment. For Gallop take a look at this video I made. Here the goal is good, solid doubles without too much tension. For Accent Tap, think about playing the accented notes (the ones with this marking >) loudly, with the stick nice and high, and then the non-accented notes really soft, with the stick only about an inch off the drum. This exercise will help you relax on the beat for Rock With You.

 

Samson

How many minutes to practice: 15-30

What to practice: Get Rock With You up to tempo through the prechorus.

How to practice effectively: Things sounded pretty solid today Samson, now just keep the 16th notes on the hi-hat relaxed so that you can start getting closer to the tempo of the song. Work on the beat in the pre-chorus and the transition into it so next week we can try and play up to there with the song!

 

Sylvie

How many minutes to practice: 30

What to practice: This week Sylvie I want you to practice So Much to Say with the new fill and the rest of the second verse and refrain.

How to practice effectively: You’ve done some great work on this song so far Sylvie, now I want you to internalize things a little bit more and see if you can get through the stuff you already know without counting. Try listening to the song more than you’re listening to yourself right now. For the fill, work on it slowly by itself, and then faster within the context of the beat. The second verse and especially the second pre-chorus have some funky stuff so be sure to take a look at that part slowly. We’ll also go over it Wednesday.

 

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