Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: ME630B
Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Develop the playing skills acquired in Drumming 1A. Our focus will be to build a technical skillbase and develop stylistic authenticity when playing a range of contemporary grooves. Learn also about song structure, and practise counting and reading drum notation.
What will we cover?
- The establishment of a practice routine
- 4 way coordinated independence
- Mobility around the kit
- Study of contemporary styles, and classic grooves
- Rock, funk, and Latin styles
- Appreciation and analysis of predominant drummers
- Practice at reading music notation for drums.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Develop and sustain a practice routine away from class
- Enjoy improved stick control and rudimental technique and apply this to drumset
- Play different styles with the correct 'feel'
- Demonstrate 2, 3 and 4-way coordination for drumming.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For players who have made a formal start with kit drumming, who can play the simple paradiddles reliably at a tempo upwards of 76 bpm..
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; play together and solo; learn grooves by ear and from notation; individual coaching and correction. 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 sticks, a notebook, and a device to record audio or film parts of your class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Drumming 1C will follow next term.
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.