New Year’s Goals: bookwork 1 page per week, one song per month, warmups as needed
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: *learn the first three lines
Drumset Musician Worksheet p. 12 ex. 8-11–good, polish up 10 and 11
ACDC – Back in Black – up to gtr solo review three details:
1) Crash on each word of “back in black”
2) Lead into each “back in black” with bass drum on “3 & . &”
3) Add one snare drum to the last fill before each chorus


New Year’s Goals: bookwork 1/3 per week, one song per month, warmups as needed
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 upbeat
–**Hand ex. 5-6
–**Rock beats 5-8
Memphis Soul Stew: all, foucsing on drum fill at top of page 2
–***I’ll upload new pages tonight for you to print. Click Here
Xylophone: pno book pg 48



Warmups (30sec/ea, as fast as comfortable)
–8 on a hand
–Singles, Doubles, and Paradiddles
–Roll exercise
Alfred Book: Lesson 5 combination study
John Mayer: Gravity
Thinking of new songs
*I’m Still Standing
—The main challenge is speed. It’s just Basic Beat level 1!!!


Happy New Year! 2024 goals: one song per month, warmups as needed, bookwork?
–**Triplet Exercise (1mm RH; 2mm LH) for 1 minute goal tempo=90
–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
Under Pressure: finishing up
–Don’t speed up on the chorus
–2nd ending fill on last page

Robbie–Welcome Back!!!

Warmups (30sec/ea):
–8 on a hand exercise
–Single Stroke Roll (R-L-R-L….) playing smooth, even, controlled strokes
–Double Stroke Roll (R-R-L-L…)
Basic Beat: Level 2 (countint “1+2+3+4+”)
Fruit Salad game (Pear, apple, strawberry, watermelon)
–Come up with your own fruit salads by combining four fruits
Review Alfred Lesson 1


Pad Exercises (1min/ea):
–Triplet Exercise (goal tempo=135)
–Sixteenth-note exercise (goal tempo=110)
–Roll Exercises (90*bpm)
–Flams, Flam Accents**, Flam Taps
–Rhythm exercise 40bpm
Syncopation p. 38 lines 1-4*
Steely Dan: Peg – *Complete song, next week we’ll start on details

Click here to see the Syncopation book (please print page 36 of the PDF, entitled “Exercise One”)

Please bookmark the following links for Will’s Student Folder and the Frequently Used Resources Folder. Sorry about the confusion.


Warmups (30sec/ea., find goal speed):
–8 on a hand
Drumset Musician p11 ex 1-7 a) and **1-5 b) **please print
**AC/DC: Back in Black: intro (click here to listen)