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LESSON ASSIGNMENT

December 16th, 2018

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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

  • Eliminate any windup before playing the stroke

Left handed singles Faster Hands (max is 115 bpm)

  • Write down your progress so you don’t forget what day you’re on

  • We did Day 7 today

  • 50%= 57

  • 60%= 69

  • 70%= 80

  • 80%= 92

  • 90%= 103

Bass drum doubles Faster Hands (max is 85)

  • Write down your progress so you don’t forget what day you’re on

  • We did Day 7 today

  • Remember to add left foot quarter notes with the hi-hat

  • 50%= 42

  • 60%= 51

  • 70%= 59

  • 80%= 68

  • 90%= 76

Chart reading book p.11

  • Play through the page, doing each line 4 times in a row before moving straight into the next one.

  • Do this with your setups on the snare and the ensemble figures being played with the crash and bass

  • Then do this with your setups on the bass and the ensemble figures being played with the snare and bass

  • Do this at 116 bpm, 141 bpm, and 166 bpm, all set to quarter notes

  • Remember that before the ensemble figure you have a quarter note set up, and before the quarter note set up you have a quarter note ride

Paradiddle Permutation Beats p.1

  • Grid #13 (and #14 if you have time) on HH

  • Paradiddle permutation beats #1-8

  • Work up to 60 bpm, make sure you are counting 16th notes out loud as you do this

  • Focus on snare ghost notes with left hand while playing regular hi-hat hits on right han

  • For #14, make the last hit of the hi-hat (on the “&”) a little more pronounced than the rest


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