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LESSON ASSIGNMENT

May 25th, 2019

Free Strokes at 40 bpm set to quarter notes

  • No winding up for strokes

  • 4 on RH/LH, 8 on RH/LH, 12 on RH/LH, 16 on RH/LH

Hand speed test 1: 75 bpm for 1 minute is good, keep increasing the tempo

  • 1 bar of RH accented singles, 1 bar of doubles, 1 bar of RH 3’s, 1 bar of LH 3’s, repeat with LH lead

Flam City: 4 groups of 3 (RRR LLL RRR LLL with a flam on the first note of each grouping) followed by two flam taps (RR LL with a flam on the first note of each grouping): goal is 80 bpm for 1 minute

  • Clean up flams so they are consistently perfect

Paradiddle-mania: (2 paradiddle diddles followed by a paradiddle) goal is 80 bpm for 1 minute

  • 80 bpm will be easy for you, you just need to get comfortable with the pattern first

  • Watch your stick tips to make sure they’re hitting in the center

Bass drum doubles Exercise 1 w/ Stick Control

  • 60/75/90 bpm

  • Focus on thinking ahead by a few strokes. Determine which accents should be controlled and which should rebound back up immediately

  • Find a pattern using snare/toms that you like and stick with that

  • LF quarter note hi-hats

  • Really focus on getting taps to be quiet

  • Stick Control #1-2

Bass drum 3’s: goal is 75 bpm for 1 minute

  • Play a RH paradiddle split between your hi-hat and snare

  • Play bass drums with every hi-hat, make sure they play at the same time

  • You’re right at 75 bpm

6/8 Afro Bop drumming

  • P. 18

  • 80 bpm set to triplets

  • 6/8 Afro Cuban pattern on ride, quarter note feet, rim clicks for comping patterns

Chart reading p. 19 w/ song

  • Good, keep running through all the different set ups as you get more and more comfortable with the song

  • Make sure you have an idea of what you’ll be playing before you play it

Paradiddle Beat Permutations p.1

  • 2-3 Cascara pattern on right hand (try on hi-hat and on ride bell)

  • Permutation #3 at 40 bpm


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