Drumming 1A

Course Dates: 07/05/22 - 09/07/22
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: Keeley Street
Come and 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. Please bring your own sticks.
Break week: 4th June 2022.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £101.00

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Course Code: ME852

Full Sat, day, 07 May - 09 Jul '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

As a beginner, 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. This training aims to teach kit drumming up to the standard whereby you can function in a band.

What will we cover?

- Stick control exercises, warm-ups and rudiments
- Introduction to drum notation: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 notes, triplets, rests
- Basic 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
- Demonstrate developed co-ordination skills on the drumkit, applying rudimentary forms to the drumset
- 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. Build a practice regime.

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

Bring your own sticks, note pad; all practice pads and kit are provided. Written material (exercises and samples) will be provided by your tutor.

Cerys Hogg Tutor Website

Cerys Hogg is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser. Whilst studying Fine Art, specialising in performance art and installation, she developed her musical skills through performing as a jazz vocalist, drummer and pianist. A scholarship allowed her to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the post-graduate Jazz and Studio Music course. Here she specialised in jazz voice developing a personal approach to improvisation, harmony and arranging. Currently Cerys is combining her work as both multimedia artist and musician. She performs in KOGG, an experimental electronic music duo with fellow City Lit tutor, Selena Kay. Together they create music by sampling vocals, sound objects, and home-made instruments, combining composed and improvised material. They have performed live and are in the process of creating an album. An experienced teacher with a PGCE from the Institute of Education, Cerys has a reputation for delivering entertaining and engaging classes. She has a drive to demystify the elements of music, making it an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.

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.