Lesson Date Warm Up Technical Exercises Etude Band Music Other Next Lesson
Friday 1/19, p.2LISTEN. Use accompanyu.com and Dashboard to help yourself learn the grooves, fills, and jazz styles.DRUMSET: Work on the different fills needed. MALLETS: Work out your notes and rhythms. Feeling Good - All notes and rhythms.Wonderful World - all notes and rhythms.Be able to play this assignment correctly by yourself. Friday 1/26, p.3
Friday 1/12, p.7MALLETS: C Concert Blues - memorized at q=100. DRUM SET: Practice the different grooves of Feeling Good. Then, focus on the muscle memory of switching out of a groove into a fill. Try to make these transitions sound smooth.DRUM SET: Play along with the recording, one phrase at a time. Get comfortable going from a groove, into a fill, and then back to the groove. MALLETS: Learn the notes and rhythms for ALL of Feeling Good. We worked on this together at the lesson and figured out most of the song. DRUM SET: Learn all of Feeling Good. Focus on m.46-end. Practice the muscle memory and be able to play correctly at a steady tempo.Listen to accompanyu.com for the rhythms and style. Isolate the drum set part.Friday 1/19, p.2
Friday 1/5, p.6MALLETS: C Concert Blues - memorized at q=100.MALLETS: Feeling Good (Vibes part to our band song) m.1-26. Be able to play the notes and rhythms at a steady tempo. Listen to accompanyu.com for the rhythms and style. Isolate the drum set part.DRUM SET: Feeling Good m.1-48. Practice along to the music to work on the muscle memory on your drum pads (home) and on kit (school). Be able to play at a steady tempo.Attend the percussion guided practice on Monday 1/8, p.9.Friday 1/12, p.7
Monday 11/27, p.3 Evan, Joef and Tristan. Tuesday 11/28, p.3 Sofia, Mac.Work on North Wind or Lullaby measures that are challenging for you. Practice those measures 1-2 at a time, slowly, for accurate muscle memory.North Wind and Lullaby challenging sections with a metronome. Goal tempo is 126.Spend time on Let it Snow - listen to the recording and play along. Know how your part fits.Play through North Wind and Lullaby. Play along with the recordings. Play the dynamics and accents. Know how your part fits.Attend the Let it Snow Rehearsal on Friday 12/8, p.9. Your last lesson before our concert is Monday 12/4, p.5 for Evan, Joef and Tristan. Tuesday 12/5, p.5 for Sofia, Mac.
Tuesday 11/21, p.2Work on North Wind or Lullaby measures that are challenging for you. Practice those measures 1-2 at a time, slowly, for accurate muscle memory.North Wind and Lullaby challenging sections with a metronome. Goal tempo is 126.Play through all of Lullaby and all of North Wind. Notice sections that you are not as comfortable with. Practice those. Then, work on Winter Wonderland.Video Assessment #2 will be filmed at your 11/27 or 11/28 lesson. Attend the percussion guided practice session on Wednesday 11/29, p.9Monday 11/27, p.3 Evan, Joef and Tristan. Tuesday 11/28, p.3 Sofia, Mac.
Tuesday 11/14, p.7 SOFIA and MACBlue Book pg.52 pattern #2 (16th note timing). Be able to COUNT OUT LOUD as you play.SOFIA: Work on the snare part to fanfare, with a metronome at 100. MAC: Work on the snare part to North Wind, with a metronome at 124.Play through all of Lullaby and North Wind. Notice sections that you are not yet able to play accurately/comfortably. Practice those.MAC: Practice the timpani part to Lullaby on your drumset at home (pick 4 drums). Metronome at 120. Practice following the sheet music and keeping your place. Be prepared to play your part by yourself.Tuesday 11/21, p.2
Tuesday 11/7, p.6. SOFIA and MACBlue Book pg.52 pattern #2 (16th note timing - count out loud, it will help you keep you place)Blue Book pg.57 option 2+3. Choose measures that need work and loop - working on them together in class. Play through all of Lullaby and North Wind. Notice sections that you are not yet able to play accurately/comfortably. Practice those.Lullaby muscle memory should be complete. Markings should be in your music with reminders to help you be successful.Be prepared to play your part by yourself.Tuesday 11/14, p.7
Monday 11/6, p.6. EVAN, JOEF and TRISTANSNARE: Double bounce reps RH and LH. Make sure your hand position is correct! Bluebook pg.52 Long Tone 2 8th note timing (be able to count it as you play). Bluebook pg.56 WU Set 2 Option 1, lines #1-3 (5 stroke, 9 stroke, and 13 stroke rolls).Play through all of Lullaby and North Wind. Notice sections that you are not yet able to play accurately/comfortably. Practice those.Lullaby muscle memory should be complete. Markings should be in your music with reminders to help you be successful.Be prepared to play your part by yourself.Friday 11/17, p.7
Tuesday 10/31, p.5. SOFIA and MACPractice the discipline of this routine TOGETHER in class. Decide which measures need work and loop them as a group. Blue Book pg.52 pattern #2 (16th note timing), pg.56 option 2.Practice the discipline of this routine TOGETHER in class each day: Memorize Bb, Eb, and F scales in packet. Duet part A+B, choose a line and SAY IT OUT LOUD before you play. SRF on MALLETS: Try a level I or II, SNARE: Try a level III, or IV ExampleLullaby is getting there, but still needs personal practice. You are not yet able to play the notes and rhythms confidently by yourself.Use your classtime wisely, practice at home, and ask for help if you need it!Tuesday 11/7, p.6
Monday 10/30, p.5. EVAN, JOEF and TRISTANSNARE: Double bounce reps RH and LH. Bluebook pg.52 Long Tone 2 8th note timing (be able to count as you play). Practice the discipline of this routine TOGETHER in class each day: Memorize Bb, Eb, and F scales in packet.Bluebook pg.56 WU Set 2 Option 1, lines #1-2 (5 stroke rolls and 9 stroke rolls).Mallet part for Lullaby from the Top-97. Be able to play your part by yourself.Attend the percussion guided practice session with Param on Friday 11/3, p.9.Monday 11/6, p.6
Tuesday 10/24, p.3 SOFIA and MACPractice the discipline of this routine TOGETHER in class each day: Double bounce reps. Checkerboard Rolls. pg.52 #29 (6, 15 and 7 stroke rolls)Practice the discipline of this routine TOGETHER in class each day: Memorize Bb, Eb, and F scales in packet. Duet part A+B, choose a line and SAY IT OUT LOUD before you play. SRF on MALLETS: Try a level I or II, SNARE: Try a level III, or IV ExampleLullaby - m.65-97. Be able to play the notes and rhythms confidently by yourself.Use your classtime wisely, practice at home, and ask for help if you need it!Tuesday 10/31, p.5
Monday 10/24, p.3. EVAN, JOEF and TRISTANSNARE: Double bounce reps RH and LH. Drumline WU packet - Checkerboard Rolls to practice double bounces.Memorize the Eb scale in the mallet packet. Snare drum roll packet - be able to play 5's, 9's, and 17's. Then apply to Drum Line WU's line 19 (5 stroke rolls) and line 24 (9 stroke rolls)Mallet part for Lullaby m.65-97. Be able to play your part by yourself.Attend the percussion guided practice session with Param on Friday 10/27, p.9.Monday 10/30, p.5
Thursday 10/12, p.7. MAC and SOFIASNARE PACKET: Double bounce reps. Drumline WU packet - Checkerboard Rolls. MALLETS: MALLET PACKET: Sight Reading melodies 7-10, Scale exercise #1 in Bb and Eb.Memorize Bb scale and Eb scale in packet. SNARE: p.51 in the packet. Count out loud as you play.Snare Packet pg.50 #7 and #14. Count outloud as you play.Mallet part for Lullaby. You can do it!SRF on MALLETS: Try a level I or II, SNARE: Try a level III, or IV ExampleTuesday 10/17, p.2
Tuesday 10/3, p.5 MAC, SOFIASNARE PACKET: Double bounce reps. Drumline WU packet - Checkerboard Rolls. MALLETS: MALLET PACKET: Sight Reading melodies 7-10, Scale exercise #1 in Bb and Eb.Memorize Bb scale and F scale in packet. SNARE: p.51 in the packet. Count out loud as you play.Snare Packet pg.50 #7 and #14. Count outloud as you play.Mallet part for Lullaby m.1-17SRF on MALLETS: Try a level I or II, SNARE: Try a level II, III, or IV ExampleThursday 10/12, p.7
Monday 10/2, p.5. EVAN, JOEF, TRISTANSNARE: Double bounce reps. Drumline WU packet - Checkerboard Rolls to practice double bounces. MALLETS: Lesson 1 Packet.Memorize Bb scale and F scale in packet. My First Snare packet pg.12 #1-3. Count out loud as you play.Be able to count and play your part for Let's Go Blue. SRF on Snare: Try a level I or IIWednesday 10/12, p.7
Wednesday 9/27, p.3SOFIA: Mallet Packet Sight Reading melodies 1-6, Scale exercise #1. ALL: 8 on a hand, bucks. Practice correct hand position.ALL: Memorize Bb scale in packet. SOFIA and MAC: Snare p.50 in the packet, TRISTAN, JOEF, and EVAN: Snare packet starred examples. Count out loud as you play.SRF on Snare: Try a level II, III, or IV ExampleMonday 10/2, p.5
Monday 9/18, p.2. Mac and SofiaDrumline Warm-ups Packet. All of page 1 at q=100. Focus on correct stick grip and height. Full strokes vs. tap strokes.Snare - Exercises in 5 6 7 9 13 15 17 Stroke and Long Rolls. q=80-100. Count out loud as you play.Snare - Etude with 5 7 9 13 and 17 Stroke Rolls. q=80-100. Count out loud as you play.Let's Go Blue, Hey Song, Land of 1,000 Dances, Seven Nation Army top-optional ending, Sweet Caroline m.24-46, Stand Up and Cheer, Be able to play YOUR PART for correct notes and rhythms.SRF on Snare: Try a level II, III, or IV ExampleMonday 9/27, p.3
Monday 9/18, p.2. Joef, Evan and TristanPractice correct stick grip. Practice double bouncing with each hand = bounce catch. Then, My First Snare Drum Method Book pg.8 Solo at q=100. Count out loud as you play.My First Snare pg.10 Flam #1-2 and Flam Tap 5-6. Count out loud as you play.My First Snare pg.12 #1-2. Count out loud as you play.Let's Go Blue, Hey Song, Land of 1,000 Dances, Seven Nation Army top-optional ending, Sweet Caroline m.24-46. Be able to play YOUR PART for correct notes and rhythms.SRF on Snare: Try a level I or II ExampleMonday 9/27, p.3
Wednesday 9/13, p.7Drumline Warm-ups Packet. All of page 1 at q=100. Bass Drum part altered to be for 4 drums (not 5).Let's Go Blue, Hey Song, Land of 1,000 Dances, Seven Nation Army top-optional ending, Sweet Caroline m.24-46. Be able to play YOUR PART for correct notes and rhythms.SRF on Snare: Try a level II ExampleMonday 9/18, p.2
Your first band lesson is Wednesday 9/13, p.7Your required musical supplies are due at this lesson. Bring them to school early so that you don't forget!Wednesday 9/13, p.7