What is the course about?
Develop playing skills acquired in level 1. Our focus will be to build a technical skillbase and develop stylistic authenticity when playing a range of contemporary grooves.
Tutor: Mark Huggett [external website].
What will we cover?
- The establishment of a good practice routine
- Intermediate level coordinated independence
- Fluency of mobility around the kit
- Study of contemporary styles, and classic grooves
- Rock, funk, latin & jazz styles
- Analysis of predominant drummers
- Practice at reading music for drums.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Develop and sustain a sound practice routine away from class
- Enjoy improved stick control and rudimental technique and apply this to the drumset
- Play different styles with the correct 'feel'
- Demonstrate 4-way coordination for drums.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For players who have successfully completed Drumming level 1, and others who have an equivalent level of competence at playing drum rudiments.
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?
Learning as a group, using 3 or 4 kits, practice kits and pads; tutor demonstration; listen to and discuss recorded samples; playing together, and solo; learning grooves by ear and from notation; as much individual tuition as numbers allow. Mostly we will play as an ensemble, sometimes for a sustained period. E learning included.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring your own sticks, a notebook, and a machine to record parts of your class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details