The Music Coach Online Spirit Drum Course

Todd Porter, Professional Music Educator

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79 Videos (4h 49m)
    • How to use this program

      3:05
    • An introduction to the Spirit Drum

      3:43
    • Learn how to hold, and play the Spirit Drum with both mallets and hands

      2:54
    • Learn how to use the mallets on the Spirit Drum

      2:28
    • Play double strokes on the Spirit Drum with alternating hands.

      2:03
    • Play the Spirit Drum with your hands.

      2:23
    • Muting Lesson

      2:23
    • Module 1 Mallet Practice Video

      1:02
    • Module 1 Practice 1 (no instructor drum)

      1:02
    • Module 1 Practice 1

      1:02
    • Module 1 Practice 2 Hands

      1:11
    • Strike the drum with the mallet and alternate hands

      1:06
    • Module 2 Composition Lesson Video

      2:31
    • Learn how to find and play different shapes and patterns on the Spirit Drum.

      3:18
    • Module 2 Composition Video (no instructor drum)

      5:33
    • Module 2 Composition Video

      5:33
    • Module 2 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      7:24
    • Module 2 Practice Video

      7:24
    • Module 3 Composition Lesson (Shapes)

      2:34
    • Module 3 Scales and Melody Lesson

      4:50
    • Module 3 Composition Video (no instructor drum)

      3:04
    • Module 3 Composition Video

      3:04
    • Module 3 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      4:04
    • Module 3 Practice Video

      4:04
    • Module 4 Composition Lesson

      3:36
    • Learn how to play at different speeds by learning tempo

      2:31
    • Module 4 Composition Practice Video (no tank)

      5:53
    • Module 4 Composition Practice Video

      5:53
    • Module 4 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      6:41
    • Module 4 Practice Video

      6:41
    • Module 5 Composition Lesson

      6:39
    • Learn how to play notes of different lengths, and how they fit in to a bar of music.

      4:36
    • Module 5 Composition Practice (no instructor drum)

      7:49
    • Module 5 Composition Practice

      7:49
    • Module 5 Practice Video (no instructor drum)

      5:47
    • Module 5 Practice Video

      5:47
    • Learn how to play louder and softer using dynamics.

      5:57
    • Module 6 Composition Video (no instructor drum)

      9:18
    • Module 6 Composition Video

      9:18
    • Module 6 Practice (no instructor drum)

      7:28
    • Module 6 Practice Video

      7:28
    • Module 1 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      1:54
    • Module 1 D Minor Jam track

      1:54
    • Module 1 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:07
    • Module 1 F Minor Jam track

      2:07
    • Module 1 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum)

      2:17
    • Module 1 D#Minor Jam Track

      2:17
    • Module 2 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum)

      2:35
    • Module 2 D# Minor jam track

      2:35
    • Module 2 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:10
    • Module 2 D Minor Jam Track

      2:10
    • Module 2 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:47
    • Module 2 F Minor Jam track

      2:47
    • Module 3 D# Minor Jam Track (no instructor drum)

      2:17
    • Module 3 D# Minor Jam Track

      2:17
    • Module 3 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:44
    • Module 3 D Minor Jam track

      2:44
    • Module 3 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:47
    • Module 3 F Minor Jam track

      2:47
    • Module 4 D# Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:14
    • Module 4 D# Minor Jam track

      2:14
    • Module 4 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:52
    • Module 4 D Minor Jam track

      2:52
    • Module 4 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:37
    • Module 4 F Minor Jam track

      2:37
    • Module 5 D# Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:54
    • Module 5 D# Minor Jam track

      2:54
    • Module 5 D Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:25
    • Module 5 D Minor Jam track

      3:25
    • Module 5 F Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:24
    • Module 5 F Minor Jam track

      3:24
    • A Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:08
    • A Minor Jam Track

      3:08
    • C Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:38
    • C Minor Jam track

      2:38
    • E Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      3:22
    • E Minor Jam track

      3:22
    • G Minor Jam track (no instructor drum)

      2:51
    • G Minor Jam track

      2:51

About This Class

This is the perfect place to start for beginner Spirit Drum players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson. Learn To Play The Spirit Drum Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System. -Learn the basics of how music works with fun easy to understand animated videos. -Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice. -Gain the confidence to play your Spirit Drum with others. -Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you. Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self You will learn everything you need to know about the Spirit Drum.  This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation (soloing). The goal of The Music Coach Spirit Drum Course is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument. Content and Overview I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the Spirit Drum in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play, and a Spirit Drum.  The layout of the course uses a simple format: -1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique, -1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time". There are also several composition lessons and practice videos, as well as a "Jam Room" where you can play the compositions with a virtual band. At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the Spirit Drum, both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

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Todd Porter

Professional Music Educator

Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album