Drumming: advanced

Course Dates: 22/09/19 - 29/03/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Mark Huggett

If you have completed the intermediate drumming course, or you play at an equivalent level, our advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Term dates: 22 Sep-8 Dec, 19 Jan-29 Mar.


What is the course about?

This course is perfect for people wanting to take their playing further and to build confidence in musical ability, in a supportive and positive group environment.
Learn to play a wide variety of musical styles including Rock, World Music, Jazz, Reggae and Funk confidently and authentically.
Develop playing skills acquired in Drumming Intermediate, or equivalent previous playing experience.
Tutor: [external website].

What will we cover?

- Contemporary rock, jazz, funk, and world music styles
- Establishing a good practice routine
- Developing coordinated independence to enable a solid technique
- Improving stick control through a sound understanding and application of rudiments
- Tunes from the Rockschool grade 6 syllabus
- Sight reading
- How to use a wide variety of drum books effectively.

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
- apply rudimental technique to the drum set in a creative way
- Play a wide range of different styles with the correct 'feel'
- Play drum charts accurately
- Be a confident and musically aware member of a band or ensemble.
- Have improved independence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For players who have successfully completed Drumming intermediate/advanced, or drummers with equivalent level of technical competence e.g. play paradiddles at 80bpm, establish a groove for rock, Latin, funk and swing.
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 4 or 5 acoustic kits, practice kits and pads, playing together and solo
Tutor demonstrations; recorded and youtube samples will support learning
Playing by ear, and using notation of various kinds
Learning grooves by ear and from notation.
Students are encouraged to create a forum to share knowledge, to film examples in class, and to keep a record of their learning. E learning is built in to this course.
Please expect to dedicate time to practise between classes: there will be homework focusing on specific skills, and you should be prepared to devote time to general study of the instrument.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring your own sticks, a notebook, and a device to record examples.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Seek advice about joining our ensemble courses. Join a band.

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

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

Book your place

Course Code: ME632

Sun, day, 22 Sep - 29 Mar '20

Duration: 23 sessions (over 28 weeks)

Full fee: £299.00
Senior fee: £299.00
Concession: £182.00

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

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