DRUM CLASS

Duration : 1 Month

Seats : 25

Timing : 5pm - 7pm

Junior Drum Course

Our Junior Classes are designed for children from the age of 5.

It would take approximately 6-12 months to complete depending on the ability and learning progress.

This course is aimed to help them with physical development of playing the drum set and learning music – the language.

We emphasize and focus on the development of the following skills:

Development of Musicianship skills

  • Understanding rhythms & counting
  • Learning music theory
  • Time value
  • Basic chart-readings and understanding music
  • Exploring different music styles

 

 

Development of Technical skills

  • Rudiments
  • Essential drum set techniques
  • Basic Drum Beat and variations
  • Moving between drum voices
  • Basic Hand-foot coordination

 

 

Development of Aural skills

  • Rhythmic accuracy and a sense of pulse
  • To know how music will sound without having to play it

 

Development of Musical skills

  • Song playing
  • Learning simple phrases, beats, and fills
  • Being able to project sound using proper playing technique

 

 

Requirement

Physical requirement would be 1m / 100cm of height and above.

Lesson Format: one on one weekly class or per class of 60 mins basis ( additional classes can be arranged with individual’s instructor)

Contemporary Drummer

Beginner

In this level, drummers will learn the basic skills, master the key basic skills and eventually establish the key basic skills along with solid basic techniques.

 

Drummers will build a strong foundation in playing technique, coordination, drumming concepts, understanding and playing music.

 

Beginner course covers the following:

 

Development of Musicianship skills

  • Understanding rhythms & counting
  • Learning music theory
  • Playing simple phrases, beats, and fills
  • Time value: quarter, eighth, triplets and sixteenth notes.
  • Basic chart-readings and understanding music
  • Understanding Song structure
  • Learning different popular music styles

 

 

Development of Technical skills

  • Basic rudiments: singles, doubles, paradiddles & flams
  • Essential drum set playing techniques: hand grip, foot technique, snare drum playing technique and open hi-hat
  • Basic drum beat and variations: quarter and 8th beats
  • Moving between drum voices: hi-hat, crash, ride and toms
  • Basic Hand-foot coordination
  • Snare drum syncopation playing

 

 

Development of Aural skills

  • Rhythmic accuracy and a sense of pulse
  • To know how music will sound without having to play it
  • Learning improvisation skill

 

 

Development of Musical / Performance skills

  • Repertoire playing
  • Accent and dynamic studies
  • Being able to project sound using proper playing technique

 

Lesson Format: one on one weekly class or per class of 60 mins basis ( additional classes can be arranged with individual’s instructor)

 

 

Intermediate

Intermediate level is for candidates who have acquired the basic skills and stylistic awareness, technique and coordination of the kit.

 

The Intermediate Course focuses on development of creativity, improvisation and soloing ability. Besides that there are also other essential development like speed, independence and stylistic playing.

 

Students will learn to play variety of music styles like Ska, Samba Rock, Blues, Punk and also further develop other music styles like Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, Metal and etc. Not to mention continuity to improve on technical aspect to cope with the physical demand and speed.

 

Development of Musicianship skills

  • Time value: 16th notes & Broken 16th
  • Learning music terminology
  • Rhythm groupings
  • Learning different popular music styles
  • Rhythmic phrase
  • Syncopated phrase
  • Understanding Clave: 3-2 Clave samba
  • Playing over the bar lines (crossover fills)
  • Accent and dynamic studies
  • Drum maintenance
  • Guide to cymbal selection

 

 

 

Development of Technical skills

  • 40 basic drum rudiments: drags, double paradiddles, rolls and more
  • Drum set playing techniques: rimshot, hip hop cross stick tech, Hi-hat w/foot, Half open hi-hat, ride bell playing, cymbal choke, bass drum tech,
  • Drum beat and variations: 16th notes, half & double time, tom grooves, swung grooves, off beat, changing of rhythms, rhythmic displacement, displaced snares, stab fills, unison figures, third hand concept
  • Advanced hand and foot coordination
  • Speed development
  • Syncopated pushes and rhythms
  • Syncopated 16th note bass drum
  • Linear time playing
  • Sticking development: compound sticking
  • Cymbal work
  • Ghost notes

 

 

Development of Aural skills

  • Rhythmic accuracy and a sense of pulse
  • To know how music will sound without having to play it
  • Creative improvisation
  • Groove development: 3:3:2
  • Drum solo development
  • Drum fill development: usage of quarter, 8th note and 16th note triplets, broken 16th notes
  • Improvising over rhythmic stabs
  • Song transcription
  • Develop good intonatio

 

 

Development of Musical / Performance skills

  • Repertoire playing
  • Dynamic playing and control
  • Learn to accompany solo sections
  • Presentation skills
  • Expressive playing
  • The projection of sound

 

Lesson Format: one on one weekly class or per class of 60 mins basis ( additional classes can be arranged with individual’s instructor)

 

 

Advanced

This level is for those who have developed advanced technical control and have a competent grasp of stylistic techniques, mature stylistic conviction, execution of rhythmic complexity, creative and stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a secure sense of communication and performance.

 

Advanced course brings every aspect to another level from technique, speed, stylistic playing, coordination, and musicianship.

 

At this level, students are trained to play with a wide range of physical & expressive techniques and the ability to use them across a range of styles and musical contexts.

 

Development of Musicianship skills

  • Time value: 16th note triplet (sextuplets), 32nd notes
  • Syncopated phrase
  • Rhythmic transition
  • Changing of time signature:
  • Odd time signatures: 5/4, 7/8, 5/8,
  • Polyrhythm: 3:2
  • Advance stylistic playing: samba funk, 6/8 trip hop, calypso, soca, salsa, songo, 5/8, dubstep, electronica, rap and more
  • Song arrangements
  • Groove change and considerations
  • Sound balance and control in world music and jazz
  • Groove & Permutation Studies

 

 

Development of Technical skills

  • 40 basic drum rudiments: ratamacues, pataflafla, swiss army and more
  • Drum set playing techniques: latin rim-shot, snare off, drop pull technique, stick on stick technique, moeller method, heel toe technique, splashed hi-hat, cymbal roll & accented snare roll
  • Challenging grooves: Anacrusis, hits and rhythm slashes, snare drum anticipation, ensemble figures, drum break, amen break, 16th note push, one drop groove, partido alto rhythm, crossover drum fill, stop time figures
  • Linear funk groove
  • Linear fill
  • Gospel Chops
  • Delicate touch and control of ghosted snare drum notes
  • 32nd ghost notes
  • High degree of control and independence
  • Layered ghost groove
  • Irregular hi-hat movements

 

 

Development of Aural skills

  • Rhythmic accuracy and a sense of pulse
  • Creative improvisation
  • Improvising over rhythmic stabs
  • Stab solo
  • Hi-hat solo and embellishments
  • Song transcriptions
  • Chart interpretation
  • Reverse engineering – translating and playing programmed grooves on acoustic drums
  • Subtle creative and sonic embellishment
  • Develop tuning skill and good intonation

 

 

Development of Musical / Performance skills

  • Presentation skills
  • Expressive playing
  • Cymbals control and intensity
  • Snare and bass drum articulation
  • Intricate drum fills
  • Stylistic studies
  • Sound projection and production​

 

Lesson Format: one on one weekly class or per class of 60 mins basis ( additional classes can be arranged with individual’s instructor)

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