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Drum lab 2 (Rock, Pop, Funk)
An intermediate drumset course, focus on learning more advanced written drumset patterns, rhythm interpretation, technique & coordination development, Rock, Funk, Samba-Pop, Pop-Funk styles. 8th note, 16th note and triplet patterns • Use of ride cymbal • Left hand development on the snare • Rock patterns • Basic drumset fills • Funk • Samba-Pop • Shuffle
( Video, audio & notation for each exercise )
Available formats: online / download / cdrom
| Delivery method: online + correspondence.
Course materials: All course materials are provided
Student support: Yes
Study time: Self-paced
Pre-requisites: None / Study 2 to 4 hours a week (for 10 weeks)
Enrolment dates: Enrol anytime - start now!
Test: Online test after completing the course.
Diploma: Yes (Must complete test satisfactory)
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|Course overview :
- 10 complete lessons
- more than 130 exercises
- more than 130 videos
- more than 130 drumpatterns ( transcriptions / notation )
- more than 130 audio examples
Each exercise is shown in 3 video formats :
1) video loop ( each djembe exercise played in a non-stop video loop )
2 ) 3 to 5 min. video presentation, live playing, played step by step and at different speed
3) video livestream - fast download
Applied Rock grooves in 4/4 :
For hihat, bassdrum and snaredrum.
This lesson introduces the student to playing basic rockbeat patterns in 4/4.
- 4/4 Rock patterns
- Played at different speed and intensity
- Snare drum variations in Rock style
- Various bassdrum variations played over a basic rock hihat
Rock grooves ( played on the ride cymbal ) :
In this lesson we play basic rock rhythms with the ride cymbal. We will play the 2 basic ride tones and different bassdrum variations on top of a basic ride cymbal groove.
- The ride cymbal as a guide for playing rhythms
- Patterns in 4/4 with ride
- Making grooves using the 2 ride tones ( bell and basic tones )
Funk patterns :
An introduction to playing drum patterns in a Funk oriented style. The Funk style has a lot of movement in the left hand ( left hand usually plays accents and ghostnotes on the snare ).
- Application of snare, hihat, ride and bassdrum variations.
- Funk patterns using ride and hihat.
- Grooves with the left hand on hihat while playing right hand on ride.
Ride cymbal and left foot hihat combinations - I :
Exercises in which we play the ride cymbal with right hand and keep a pulse with the left foot hihat.
- Hihat with left foot on upbeats
- Playing bassdrum, ride, snare and left foot hihat, various patterns
- Keeping time with the left foot while playing a beat
-Funky improvisation exercise
Left foot combinations - II :
This fifth lesson develops the use of the left foot playing the hihat while a base is played on the ride cymbal, snare and bassdrum.
- Playing 8th notes with left foot, various beats on top
- Ride pattern + left foot hihat
- Coordination for left foot hihat, bassdrum, ride and snare
The Shuffle rhythm :
In this sixth lesson it's time to play the shuffle groove. We will study 20 different shuffle patterns. We will apply ghost notes, accents, triplets and bassdrum variations on several grooves.
Samba-Pop grooves :
In lesson 7 we study 3 rhythm adaptations for the brazilean samba. We will also play a more funk oriented pattern ( ex. 4 ). These 4 exercises are played step by step, and at varying speed. ( slow - fast ).
.... the samba is a Brazilian rhythm that evolves from a rhythm played in the the schools of samba ( various musicians playing at the same time )....
- Samba-Pop I. We show the individual lines played one by one, starting with hihat, add bassdrum, snare etc.
- samba pop with open hihat pattern
- Samba-Pop pattern II has a more comlicated snare drum pattern with accents and ghostnotes.
Basic fills in 2, 3, 4 and 6 :
In this section we study the most common fills played in 4/4. We will play 1 bar fills over a basic drumbeat.
- We show the basic beat followed by a fill
- Basic beat played on hihat and ride
- Breaks in 8th notes, triplets, 16th notes
Pop-Funk patterns - I :
In this ninth lesson we will practise 2 Pop-funk style rhythms. The characteristic Pop style bassdrum is played on every quarter note or pulse ( 4/4 ) and we will add a Funky hihat and snaredrum on top.
- Pop-Funk pattern 1 ( hihat on upbeats )
- Pop-Funk pattern 2 ( impro. snare and hihat )
Pop-Funk patterns - II :
Here we will show more complex Funk grooves ( hihat with a double stroke in the left hand ).
- Funk patterns showed step by step
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