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LESSON ASSIGNMENT

May 20th, 2018

Free Strokes at 40 bpm set to quarter notes

  • Make sure your right forearm doesn’t creep up when it isn’t playing

8 on a hand on kit

  • 8 on RH, 8 on LH, put together as single stroke roll all on same drum

  • 8 on hands split between two drums (4 on each)

  • 8 on hands split between 4 drums (2 on each)

Doubles exercise (4 16th note singles followed by 4 16th note singles doubled)

  • Start at 140 bpm (which equals 70 bpm set to 8th notes) and speed up. Keep track of speed. Write it down so you don’t forget.

  • Double strokes should be even

3’s on a hand- start at 70 bpm set to 16th notes. Keep track of speed. Write it down.

  • 2 measures worth on right, followed by 2 measures worth on left (8 groups of 3 per hand)

  • Goal is 120 bpm set to 16th notes

  • Do for 1 minute at a time

  • Make sure all fingers on hands are on stick, not just your thumb and pointer finger

Dance of Eternity

  • P.3 measures 57-end of page

Linear Drumming p. 4

  • Just on snare

  • w/ Grid #10 on beats 2 and 4

                 a. Accent both RH for beats 1, 3

                 b. Accent RH for beat 1, LH for beat 3 (JUST THESE FOR THIS WEEK)

                 c. Accent both LH for beats 1, 3

                 d. Accent LH for beat 1, RH for beat 3

  • Play one measure of beat followed by a measure of linear pattern and repeat

Incorporate toms

                 a. Accent both RH for beats 1, 3 on snare, rack tom full stroke w/ LH

                 b. Accent RH on snare for beat 1, LH full stroke on rack tom, LH for beat 3 on snare, RH full stroke on floor tom

                 c. Accent both LH for beats 1, 3 on snare, floor tom full stroke w/ RH

                 d. Accent LH on snare for beat 1, RH full stroke on floor tom, RH on snare for beat 3, LH full stroke on rack tom


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