Drumming: introduction

Course Dates: 14/07/22 - 04/08/22
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Location: Keeley Street
For beginners to learn the practical skills you need to play drumkit in contemporary music, including stick technique, four-way coordination, listening and music reading. You will play acoustic and practice kits in class.
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Course Code: ME631

Full Thu, eve, 14 Jul - 04 Aug '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of drum set playing - starting with set up of the drum kit, posture, stick grip and control, some starter rudiments and essential co-ordination exercises - hand to hand and hand to foot.

What will we cover?

- Stick control exercises, warm-ups and rudiments
- Introduction to drum notation
- Co-ordination on drumset: hand/hand, hand/foot
- Rudimentary exercises
- Essential grooves
- weekly practice of playing together.

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

- Demonstrate good posture and stick control
- Demonstrate a sound and varied practice routine
- Play some rudiments: paradiddle, double strokes
- Play a variety of grooves.

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

No prior experience required.
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?

As much practical work as possible with practice pads. Some kit work where co-ordination exercises involve hand/foot techniques. Demonstrations and recorded examples, listening, playing along with the tutor and audio tracks.

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

Bring your own sticks (not expensive to acquire), a note pad and pen/pencil; all practice pads and kit are provided. Written materials (exercises and samples) will be provided by your tutor.

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Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.