Drumming 3

Course Dates: 20/01/19 - 07/04/19
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Mark Huggett

Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 2 or have equivalent experience.


What is the course about?

Develop playing skills acquired in last term's level 2. Our focus will be to build a technical skillbase and develop stylistic authenticity when playing a range of contemporary grooves. Tutor: [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,and latin 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 2, and others with equivalent competence. To include:
- the ability to play 8th note grooves (basic rock and pop beats)
- the ability to play paradiddle,
- the ability to play basic 16th note groove (disco)
- the ability to play simple triplet or 12/8 feel groove (blues, shuffle)
- the ability to learn in a group and take part in group activities

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?

Progress to the advanced course next time it is scheduled.
You should be ready to join a band and start to rehearse!

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


Book your place

Course Code: ME635

Sun, day, 20 Jan - 07 Apr '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2630

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.

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