Learn to play the drum set! Essential sticking techniques, rudiments, 4-limb coordination, rhythm reading and a variety of grooves and fills are covered. Instructor Joe Bagale also accompanies students on electric bass in class, giving participants essential hands-on experience trying out these grooves and concepts in a rhythm section context. Required text: Learn to Play the Drumset, Pete Magadini (available at the CJC Bookstore). Prerequisites: None, but bring a pair of drumsticks!
Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm
4/3 – 6/12 (10 weeks) (no class 5/29)
Joe Bagale • $395
COURSE TITLE: Beginning Drum Set
Learn to play the drum set! Essential sticking techniques, rudiments, 4-limb coordination, rhythm reading and a variety of grooves and fills are covered. Instructor Joe Bagale also accompanies students on electric bass in class, giving participants essential hands-on experience trying out these grooves and concepts in a rhythm section context.
COURSE PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:
Students learn basic coordination, reading and playing basic rhythms/drum set patterns, basic knowledge of quarter, eighth, 16th and triplets and how they function in common time.
REQUIRED READING/MATERIALS: Learn to Play the Drum Set by Pete Magadini. Student must bring a pair of drumsticks.
teacher/student introduction; holding a drumstick, Joe’s double number snare warm up, introduction to the drum set (basic 4-piece set-up), basic rock groove concept
basic elements of music (staff, time values, rests, bar lines, etc.)
rebound/bouncing/single stroke, patterns 1 and 2 in book
Joe’s time value warm up (warm up #2)
introduce feet warm up #1
technique for counting different rhythms out loud
patterns 3 and 4 in book
ideas for playing a drum fill, introduction to accents, patterns 5 and 6 in book
double stroke roll
playing with other musicians
improvising your own drum set groove using eighth notes.
applying 16th notes on hi-hat to basic grooves (two hand concept)
a deeper look at reading and playing 16th notes
introduction to triplets
applying 16th notes to the bass drum (bossa nova drum groove)
paradiddles and inverted paradiddles
using triplets in your fills
listening and basic transcribing of drum set grooves
class groove transcriptions from recordings brought in by each student
Joe Bagale (drums)
Eastman School of Music (1.5 years) currently lead vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist with Mickey Hart Band. Leads Joe Bagale band, performs with Jazz Mafia, Hot Einstein, Disappear Incompletely.
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