Our Drum Courses
Understanding of crotchet, quaver and semiquaver notation.
Basic rock grooves 8th and 16th including short and full bar drum fills. Mixing to create 5-10 minute pieces work on 4,8 and 12 bar loops.
Reading on Stave 4/4,2/4 and reading up to to Grade 2 Rockschool
Teacher guidebooks. Rockschool Debut, Grade 1 and Grade 2. Practical Percussion and Fresh Approach to Drum Set
Re cap Level 1
Increase reading vocabulary from Scales in Agostini and apply as fills ( Gammes 1 and 2 )
Additional bass drum patterns to grooves.
Shuffle and half time shuffle grooves applying basic Agostini patterns ( Gammes 3 and 4 ) as fills and apply in 4, 8 and 12 bars.
Sight reading up to Grade 4
Teacher Guide Books. Fresh approach to Drum Set, Practical Percussion, Agostini Book 2, Rockschool 3 and 4.
Recap Level 2
Short and full bar phrases in swung and straight time.
Syncopated Snare and Bass drum parts in grooves.
Reggae 1 and 4 Drop including fills finishing in appropriate part
Texas and Implied Shuffle. Adding previous phrases .
Reading to Grade 6.
Teacher Guide Books. Agostini, Fresh Approach, Practical Percussion, Chaffee for Fat Back and Shuffle. Rockschool 5 and 6.
Swing straight, semi and broken time. ( Chaffee )
Linear phrasing swung and straight time . ( Agostini )
Double Pedal Basic technique ( RW Work Sheets )
Reading up to Grade 8
Basic Brush Technique
Teacher Study Guides Agostini, Chaffee, Art of Bop Drumming, RW Work Sheets, Rockschool 7 and 8.
Music of New Orleans ( RW Work Sheets )
Phrasing 5 and 7s ( Agostini, RW Sheets )
4 way independence Afro Cuban ( Afro Cuban patterns for Drum Set )
Double Pedal and Metal techniques ( RW Sheets )
Swing- previous, hi hat displacement. ( Advanced bop drumming, chaffee)
1,2 and 4 bar phrasing solos ( Agostini gammes and interpretation )
Reading and playing show charts ( D Hassell, other material ie Cats, Lion King etc )
Advanced Brush Technique ( Art of Drumming, Thigpin , Phily Joe Jones )
Teacher Book Guide Agostini, Chaffee, Afro Cuban Drum Set, Beyond Bop Drumming, Graded Course for Drum Set , Thigpen Book, RW Sheets.
Afro Cuban 2- mix all previous concepts as one pice . Fuse Styles.
Samba - ( Focesca )
Player studies and influence.
Advanced Studio technique.
Techer Book Guides – RW Player sheets, Agostini, Brazilian Patterns for Drum Set. Chaffee- Time Functioning, Chaffe – Rhty, and Meter, Harrison – Drum Set Illusions.
ALL LEVEL 5 and LEVEL 6 individual tasks can be offered as 10 week courses.