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LESSON ASSIGNMENT

August 3rd, 2018

Free Strokes at 40 bpm set to quarter notes

  • 4 on the right/4 on the left, 8 on the right/8 on the left, 12 on the right/12 on the left, 16 on the right/16 on the left

8 on a hand

  • Make sure the sticks are bouncing right up and that you aren’t picking them up

Double stroke roll exercise

  • Singles on “1 & 2 &” and doubles on “3 e & a 4 e & a”

Paradiddle Pyramid 1- keep your palms facing down so you can use your wrists and play free strokes

  • Line 1- paradiddles. Get comfortable playing them, say “paradiddle” as you play them

  • Line 2- double paradiddles. Get comfortable saying “double paradiddle” as you play them

  • Line 3- triple paradiddles. Get comfortable saying “triple triple paradiddle” as you play them

  • Line 4- paradiddle diddle. Get comfortable saying “paradiddle diddle” as you play them

  • Line 5- diddle diddle paradiddle. Get comfortable saying “diddle diddle paradiddle” as you play them. Watch out for when the left hand leads. You have a tendency to only play one hit instead of 2 on that “diddle”

  • Line 6- double paradiddle double paradiddle paradiddle. Get comfortable saying “double paradiddle double paradiddle paradiddle” as you play them

The Grid

  • HH: Grid #2, Snare: beat 2, Bass: transitions with metronome at 40 bpm set to 16th notes

  • Count 16th notes out loud

Centuries

  • Tom part measure 29. Remember “left-right-flam, left-right-flam”

  • Review beginning up to measure 31 (measures 30 and 31 are repeats of 29)

 

TROY'S LESSONS

August 3rd, 2018

Free Strokes (working on second motion)

  • From the end of the first motion, pretend that the stick is frozen in time and space.

  • You need to bring your palm back to the stick, so you’ll have a little downward push from the wrist to make that happen

  • You will be ending exactly how you start motion one

Triplet Grid 1-18

  • Quarter note hi-hat with left foot

  • Keep it slow, between 40-60 bpm set to triplets

6/8 Afro Cuban

  • Sounds really good, work on blending the bass in dynamically with the rest of the groove

  • We’ll work on The Art of Bop Drumming with this next time, but for now use the Triplet Grid rhythms to work on bass drum independence

Songo

  • Measure 1- make sure your snare taps are very different dynamically from your snare accents

  • Beats 2 and 4 have snares on the “e” and the “a.” There is no snare on the “&” of beats 2 and 4

Cascara measures 9-10

  • Ride, rim-click and bass drum

  • Ride, rim-click and hi-hat

  • Hi-hat and bass on their own

  • Everything put together


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