Reminder: I’m in England for the next two weeks. Lessons will continue as usual (Gordon will fill in) and I’ll be back in March.


Warmups (1min ea, as fast as comfortable)
–8 on a Hand
–Single Strokes
–Double stokes
Four kinds of paradiddle: Single (LRLL..) Double (RLRLRR..) Triple (LRLRLRLL..) and Paradiddle-diddles (RLRRLL or LRLLRR)
Alfred, Solo #2: *add lines 5 and 6 to your practice routine
–focus first on the notes, then we’ll add more detail together
Drumset Musician Worksheet p. 12 ex. 8-11-please print**
ACDC – Back in Black – please print the chart (click here)
–add in the extra crashes at the end of the guitar solo
–learn the Bridge groove (on the handout)
Basics of grip, playing position, identifying middle C, C Major Scale


Warmups (1min/ea)
–Triplet Exercise (Goal tempo=120)
–Sixteenth-note exercise (goal tempo=100)
–Stick Control: ex. 57-64 (160bpm)
Joel Rothman Book: Lesson 16
**1/8 note triplets with rests on the downbeat
**Hand ex. 7-8
**Rock beats 9-12s
New Song: Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy: everything up until Chorus
***Please Print***


Warmups (30sec/ea, as fast as comfortable)
–8 on a hand
–Singles, Doubles, and Paradiddles
–Roll exercise
Alfred Book: Lesson 5 combination study
Xylophone: The musical alphabet; finding “C”; the C-major scale; Mary Had A Little Lamb


–Triplet Exercise (1mm RH; 2mm LH) for 1 minute goal tempo=90 **wrist strokes!
–Stick Control: p.11 #1-2
–Double-stroke progression: Natural rebound–>”pick it up” after 2 bounces–>drags/ruffs–>double-strokes
–Flams, Flam accents (careful that the LH flam doesn’t get reversed!), Flam Taps, Flam Paradiddles**
No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age
–Drill the three fills from the verse: make sure you can play them comfortably in isolation and that when you play them in context you don’t lose track of the beat
–This week, work on everything up until the chorus


Warmups (30sec/ea):
–8 on a hand exercise
–Single Stroke Roll (L-R-L-R….) playing smooth, even, controlled strokes
–Double Stroke Roll (L-L-R-R…)
–Paradiddles (L-R-L-L R-L-R-R…)
AC/DC: Back in Black**everything up until the Bridge (2:50ish)
–Think about the Guitar Solo section as four “lines”, “+ 3 … + 1” crashes at the end of each line
–There’s a weird fill into the last chorus. We’ll learn this next week! for now just continue with the chorus


Pad Exercises (1min/ea):
–Triplet Exercise (goal tempo=135)
–Sixteenth-note exercise (goal tempo=110)
–Roll Exercises (90bpm)
–Flams, Flam Accents, Flam Taps
–Rhythm exercise 40bpm
Syncopation Ex. 2 linjes 1-5**
Spanish Joint by D’Angelo: everything up until chorus


Warmups (30sec/ea., find goal speed):
–8 on a hand (140bpm)
–Singles (sixteenths at 140bpm)
–doubles (16ths at 90*)
–Paradiddles (16ths at 90*)
Drumset Musician p12 ex 12-15** a)
AC/DC: Back in Black***up until the end of the guitar solo + following chorus
–Check out the weird double “Back In Black” crashes at the transition to the last chorus
–Feel free to look/listen ahead if you like