Drumming 3

Course Dates: 19/01/20 - 29/03/20
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Mark Huggett

Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 2 or have equivalent experience.


What is the course about?

Develop playing skills acquired in last term's level 2. Our focus will be to build a technical skillbase and develop stylistic authenticity when playing a range of contemporary grooves.

What will we cover?

- The establishment of a good practice routine
- Intermediate level coordinated independence
- Fluency of mobility around the kit
- Study of contemporary styles, and classic grooves
- Rock, funk,and latin styles
- Analysis of predominant drummers
- Practice at reading music for drums.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Develop and sustain a sound practice routine away from class
- Enjoy improved stick control and rudimental technique and apply this to the drumset
- Play different styles with the correct 'feel'
- Demonstrate 4-way coordination for drums.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For players who have successfully completed Drumming level 2, and others with equivalent competence. To include:
- the ability to play 8th note grooves
- the ability to play paradiddle,
- the ability to play basic 16th note groove
- the ability to play simple triplet or 12/8 feel
- the ability to learn in a group and take part in group activities

You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Learning as a group, using 3 or 4 kits, practice kits and pads; tutor demonstration; listen to and discuss recorded samples; playing together, and solo; learning grooves by ear and from notation; as much individual tuition as numbers allow. Mostly we will play as an ensemble, sometimes for a sustained period.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring your own sticks, a notebook, and a device to record parts of your class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Progress to Drumming 4.
You should be ready to join a band and start to rehearse!


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Highly recommended course, with a friendly atmosphere and really good teaching.
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Course Code: ME633

Sun, day, 19 Jan - 29 Mar '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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