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May 26th, 2019

Free Strokes at 40 bpm set to quarter notes

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

Hand speed test 1: 90 bpm for 1 minute, always be trying to speed this up

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

  • alternate RH lead/LH lead each time

Hand speed test 2: 85 pm for 1 minute is good, increase the tempo

  • RH paradiddle mania followed by LH paradiddle mania (2 paradiddle diddles followed by a paradiddle) followed by 2 flam cities

Paradiddle flam tap: goal is 90 bpm for 1 minute

  • 2 paradiddle flam taps followed by a paradiddle

Bass drum doubles exercise 2 90 bpm set to 16th notes for 1 minute (focus on being perfect with the metronome). Goal is to be able to change metronome to 8th notes

  • RH doubles followed with bass drum doubles for 1 measure

  • LH doubles followed with bass drum doubles for 1 measure

  • R/L followed by doubles for 1 measure

  • Hands together doubles followed by bass drum doubles for 1 measure

  • Quarter note hi-hat with left foot

Chart reading pp. 16-17

  • With track 1

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Paradiddle Permutations

  • HH: Grid transitions from #5 (5-1, 5-2, 5-3, etc)

  • Permutation line 1

  • 60 bpm. Sounds good, get them to be a little more comfortable than they are now. Really lock in with the metronome

  • Count 16th notes out loud


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